Veterans and emergency services to be honoured at special event

Armed Force Day

Armed Force Day

The armed forces, veterans, blue light services and Tendring residents are invited to stand side-by-side at a special event.

Tendring Veterans and Services day, an event organised by Tendring District Council is to take place at the Greensward, Clacton on Sunday, 7 August, from 11am until 5pm and everyone is invited.

The event will see local veteran groups, the armed and blue light services, the coastguard and supporting charities showcasing what they do with a host of stalls and attractions.

The event will commence with a short service, held at the Clacton War Memorial at 11am followed by a parade towards the Greensward.

Emergency response vehicles will be on site too for some photo opportunities.

TDC Chairman Peter Harris, who had the idea for the event, encouraged people to come along

“Being the son of a former Royal Marine I have the greatest respect for our armed forces and services personnel, and that is why I have chosen veterans’ charities and the RNLI as my charities to support this year.” Councillor Harris said

“This is a free to attend event, with all money raised going to local veterans charities and the RNLI; so I highly encourage people to come and show your appreciation to our veterans and services; we owe them so much for what they do for us.”

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