The start of Armed Forces Day commemorations in Hyndburn will be marked with an Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony, at 10.15am on Monday 20th June outside Accrington Town Hall.
The raising of the flag will take place after the Lord Lieutenant presents the Armed Forces Day flag to the Mayor, Councillor Tim O’Kane.
Later that week, on Armed Forces Day, 25th June, the bandstand in Accrington’s Oakhill Park will host the first ever 'Accrington Pals Prom'. There will be a day of family activities in the park starting at 11 am, followed later by the first ever ‘Pals Prom’, featuring performances by the East Lancashire Concert Band at 6pm.
Hyndburn’s Mayor, Cllr Tim O’Kane, said; “Everyone is welcome to the Flag Raising Ceremony to mark the start of Armed Forces week and also don’t miss the 'Accrington Pals Prom' event on 25th June. The Pals Prom event is the first to be organised by the Accrington Pals Prom Group, in partnership with the Royal British Legion, so please go along and show your support.”
Transdev are also offering FREE travel to all Armed Forces personnel on Saturday 25th June, in support of Armed Forces Day. All Armed Forces personnel who are in uniform, present a warrant card or are wearing war medals, will be allowed free travel on all Transdev services for the day.