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Armed Forces Day 2020 – How you can support them

Armed Forces Day 2020 – How you can support them

Armed Forces Day (AFD) is an annual opportunity for the UK public to celebrate the work of our Armed Forces. Saturday 27 June 2020 will be the twelfth annual AFD and the first to be marked virtually. As many events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, AFD will be celebrated virtually on the 27 June on AFD social channels with the public encouraged to show their support from their homes. This year, they will use the week leading up to AFD (w/c 22 June), often referred to as 'Armed Forces Week', to highlight different elements of the military via themed days throughout the week.

What can you do to support Armed Forces Day?

• Raise awareness of AFD and encourage the public to show their support on Saturday 27 June virtually via social media

• Use AFD to highlight and celebrate the work of the Armed Forces community including regulars, reserves, cadets and veterans

• Post or host relevant content on the themed days via online channels

• Share content posted on Armed Forces Day Facebook and @ArmedForcesDay Twitter pages

How can the public show their support?

• 'Join' a virtual event, either on the AFD social channels or a stakeholder event

• Watch, listen or read about our UK Armed Forces and the work they do • Share #SaluteOurForces content www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/saluteourforces/

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:07 by Deputy Clerk

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