Harborough residents asked to share pictures of themselves saluting to help showcase Armed Forces Day later this month

The appeal is going out as the nation unites to show its appreciation and support for our Armed Forces community

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 12:04 pm
How people marked Armed Forces Day last year (2020). Rev John Morley raises the Armed Forces Flag in the Memorial Gardens. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

People across Harborough are being asked to share pictures of themselves saluting to help showcase Armed Forces Day later this month.

The appeal is going out as the nation unites to show its appreciation and support for our Armed Forces community - including cadets, veterans and currently serving troops and their families.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur, is supporting the national #SaluteOurForces campaign.

Mike is imploring people to share a photo of themselves paying tribute.

“We are delighted to be running the #SaluteOurForces campaign again this year.

“After so much success in 2020, and engagement from so many people across Leicester and Leicestershire, we are looking forward to putting together another impressive and diverse virtual parade,” said Mr Kapur.

“This is a simple way for all of us to pay tribute to our local armed forces.

“Not just for what they are doing currently, but for all their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.”

To take part all you need to do is take a photograph of yourself saluting and share it with the Lieutenancy Office by Friday June 18. Guidance on the proper way to salute can be found on the Lieutenancy Twitter page or County Council YouTube page.

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday June 26.

Cllr Dan Harrison, chairman of Leicestershire County Council, said: “I am delighted to be supporting the #SaluteOurForces campaign.

“It is important that we show our appreciation to our Armed Forces personnel and veterans.

“This is something that everyone get involved with – people of all ages and backgrounds, you can get involved with family, friends or co-workers!

“I would urge everyone to show their support with a salute to our Armed Forces.”

You can tweet the Lord-Lieutenant (@LeicsLieutenant) with #SaluteOurForces or email; [email protected]

Photos will be compiled into an online album and displayed to the public in Green Dragon Square, Leicester, on Saturday June 26.