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Armed Forces Day Party

Armed Forces Day Party

Armed Forces Day was first held in the United Kingdom in 2009, it followed the first Veterans Day which was recognised in 2006. This day was created to honour the men and woman serving the UK Armed Forces who have and continue to serve their country. It was put into place after reports in 2008 told stories of airmen being unable to wear their uniforms in public due to abuse from citizens regarding things that had occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This year, the National Event will be held in Cardiff, here you will be able to learn all about the Army, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. You will even be able to have the chance to meet some of these brave men. This is just one of the evens that will be held honouring Armed Forces Day. What better way to show your support for the Armed forces, than to have your own Armed Forces Party? Many people all over the nation will be celebrating by having parties, what will you do?

It does not need to be a big over done Party; a simple Armed Forces Party will probably be the best one around. You could have a few friends over for a BBQ. Or you can have a party or possibly a picnic. You can decorate your garden by hanging up the beloved British flag and Union Jack bunting. Then string plenty of red, white and blue helium balloons everywhere, tie them to the back of chairs or to the trees. At the end of the party the kids can take them home with them. You can have red, white and blue confetti, and candles to decorate your tables. The food you serve at your Armed forces Day party can be simple, as long as there is enough to go around.

If you have any friends or family members that have loved ones that are in the Armed Forces, make sure to extend the invitation to them. They would really appreciate the fact that someone is thinking about them. A little kindness goes a long way, and that is one of the reasons that this day is so important. It is to honour all members of the Armed Forces from its cadets to retired officers and all of the extended family members in the middle.

These brave soldiers are putting their lives on the line every day to protect ours, they deserve all of the respect we can give them.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

This 27 June 2010 marks the second anniversary of Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom. Prior to 2009, this historic moment was known as Veterans Day in celebration and veneration of the military personnel lost in war.

History

The actual traditional of this event began when King George the Fifth commemorated Poppy day or Remembrance Day in 1919. The King’s soldiers saw the field red with what they believed to be Poppies at the end of the First World War only to find that it was the blood strewn remains of soldiers in battle. King George the Fifth acknowledging the tragedy created a memorial after the German signing of the armistice in 1918. Once signed, the war formally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Veterans Day as it became known was renamed Armed Forces day in 2006 to show support for the current active duty men and women in the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force.

Many consider Armed Forces Day began with The “Trooping Of The Colour” at the Queen’s Birthday Party. This year it was the turn of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards to Troop their Colour in front of Her Majesty and the rest of the Household Division. This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration will be hosted in Cardiff, on 27 June 2010, to recognise, honour, and venerate all military personnel who challenge and sacrifice their lives for the motherland.

Why Armed Forces Day is important to our country

Parades, silences, and celebrations commemorate contributions past and present of military members and their families. This UK Armed Forces Day in Cardiff the capital city for Wales is hosting the 2nd annual Armed Forces Day supported by the Welsh Assembly government, Cardiff Council, and the Ministry of Defence, Lord Mayor Griffiths. Wales has a strong military history with Cardiff housing the 3rd battalion of the Royal Welsh at Maindy Barracks. Cardiff will present a military parade, traditional drumhead service, and community boarding of HMS Kent, docked in Roath Basin. Other events include stage performances featuring, “The Soldiers” and “Only Men Aloud” following with a finale of firework over the waters of Cardiff Bay. Some 300 events abound throughout the United Kingdom, from the Royal Marines Spean Bridge parade to Folly Field, Green Lane Penzance, offering battle re-enactment with pyrotechnics and aircraft displays. Belfast’s Cenotaph begins with a weeklong program at the Marine Gardens, Carrickfergus.

How you can support Armed Forces Day

Show your support for our fighting troops and their families by hosting a party, attending an event, flying the flag, offering a message or a salute of support for the 2010 Armed Forces Day. Today, our Armed Forces defend the UK and its interest; they fight terrorism in Afghanistan and promote peace, deliver aid, and provide security around the world in the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. For more information about attending an event, go to www.armedforcesday.org.uk .To participate in celebration at Cardiff go to WWW.ARMEDFORCESDAYCARDIFF.CO.UK. Raise your salute or our flag in Honour of Armed Forces Day as a Tribute to our active duty soldiers and their families.

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