Sheffield — 22 June 2019
Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day
Join the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Tony Downing, Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans to celebrate with a series of activities.
• Watch the veterans parade and ceremony
• Dance up a storm to the Ashby Big Band and Lorrie Brown will transport us back in time with her award winning performance as Dame Vera Lynn
• See the displays and find out more about cadets and armed forces
Armed Forces and Veterans Day honours the outstanding contribution made by current members of the armed forces and by veterans of all ages. The day is an opportunity for us all 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.
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 us 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 printing but are subject to change