Burnham-On-Sea to mark Armed Forces Day with parade
parade of local service charities and cadet groups will take place
through Burnham-On-Sea town centre today (Saturday, June 25th)
to mark Armed Forces Day.
parade along the High Street will be followed by a flag-raising
by Burnham's MP James Heappey, local service charities and cadet
cores will be taking part with the aim of raising awareness of
Armed Forces Day.
The Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) will hold their annual
Brew For The Few at The Railway pub in the morning.
various groups will assemble for the parade at the rear of The
Princess Theatre from 12.30pm.
parade will step off at 12.55pm, arriving at the flag pole at
the junction of Pier Street, Abingdon Street and Old Station Approach
at around 1pm.
short act of remembrance will take place and the parade will then
be dismissed at the flag pole.
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Burnham and Highbridge
has a strong connection to the armed forces. Many local residents
have served or are serving and we have really great cadet contingents
in the towns too."
seems right that we should celebrate Armed Forces Day and I hope
that this years parade will be the start of an annual celebration
of those who serve, will serve and have served our country in
"It would be great to see people on the High Street showing
their support for our military during the parade at 12.55pm."
will then be a short act of remembrance at the flag pole at the
junction of the High Street and Pier Street at 1pm. Anyone who
has served or is currently serving, is very welcome to join the
parade, which assembles to the rear of the Princess Theatre from
"Beforehand is the Royal Air Force Association's Brew For
The Few at The Railway pub and after the parade, there are a number
of local businesses who are offering deals to those who have taken
grateful to them for their support and hope that this years
small parade will pave the way for bigger things on Armed Forces
Day in Burnham and Highbridge in the years ahead."
shop and business window competition will also be held, with a
trophy for the best display.