Ballymena — 22 June 2016
Banntastic Twelfth Festival Launch, for Armed Forces Day
- Mid Antrim Museum & Arts Centre at the Braid,
Taking our theme of ‘Over a Century of Service and Sacrifice’ we are giving civic society and the community an opportunity to stop and reflect and show their gratitude and support to the Armed Forces. The big Armed Forces Day events are marvellous for getting people out and together, however with our small budget we have chosen more intimate, meaningful and longer lasting initiatives.
One such initiative was married with our launch, as the RIR were included in the person of Cpt Mallon 2 RIR, who was guest of honour at the Mayor’s Reception. He will reflect on his time and affection for Ballymena since it was his home for some time as he trained at St. Patricks Barracks, and the ongoing associations with the town resulting in the Freedom of the Borough being conferred.