This Saturday Sheffield joins together to celebrate the selfless sacrifice and contribution of our armed forces past, present and future.
Join the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Tony Downing, Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans to celebrate with a series of activities this Saturday 22 June.
Armed Forces and Veterans Dayhonours the outstanding contribution made by current members of the armed forces and by veterans of all ages. The day is an opportunity for everyone to join together to pay tribute to our armed forces past, present and future.
This year’s event marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and 100 years since the signing of the Treaty Of Versailles and provides a poignant opportunity to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who lost or risked their lives, to reflect upon the human cost of conflict and to have hope for a more peaceful world.
Councillor Tony Damms, Sheffield’s Armed Forces Champion said: “Sheffield is proud of its veterans and of the sacrifices they have made for this city and our country, and I am honoured to pay tribute to the many courageous men and women who will be on parade.
“It is not just their military service that makes veterans and service personnel special, it is their continuing contribution to the fabric of our communities through the use of the skills they learned whilst in the Armed Forces that makes them unique.”
Watch the Veterans parade and ceremony
- Veterans meet and form up – 11.30-11.45am – Norfolk Row (St. Marie’s Catholic Cathedral)
- Parade disabled contingent meet – 11.45am – St Paul’s Parade (Brown’s Bistro)
- Parade – 11.50am – Norfolk Row, Fargate, Town Hall Square, Peace Gardens
- Ceremony – 12 noon (approx) – Peace Gardens
Show your support for our Sheffield veterans, cadets and armed military organisations as they parade from Norfolk Row, up Fargate, past the Town Hall to the Peace Gardens. The Lord Mayor will then lead a short ceremony to thank those involved and to mark the occasion. The parade and ceremony will have musical accompaniment from Woodhouse Brass Band.
Dance up a storm in the Peace Gardens
12.20-1.00pm and 2.20-3.00pm
Ashby Big Band – While away the afternoon with music from one of the best Glenn Miller/Swing When You’re Winning tribute bands. They are a fantastic swing orchestra using the classic big band formation of Saxes, Brass and Rhythm Section.
The wonderful Lorrie Brown returns to the Peace Gardens stage with her tribute to the Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn. Award winning tribute artist Lorrie brings the beautiful and melodic tones of Vera Lynn in this fantastic homage.
See displays, find out more about cadets and armed forces between 11.00am and 3.00pm
Join us at the Peace Gardens and Millennium Square to see our armed forces and reserve services as they show off their skills and offer you the opportunity to join in. Why not come along and test your hand to eye co-ordination and your agility. You can also find out more by meeting representatives of local military organisations, cadets, members of the armed forces and reserve forces.
You can also find out about Sheffield’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, the city’s pledge of support to our military personnel and veterans.
All times and activities are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.