MoD - Armed Forces Day preparations underway
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Final preparations are underway for the nation to come together to celebrate 2012's Armed Forces Day. Report by Lorraine McBride.
The flagship venue for this year's Armed Forces Day event, which takes place on 30 June, is Plymouth.
Last year an estimated 100,000 people enjoyed celebrations in Edinburgh, the city chosen as the focal point for the national event. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands more supported Armed Forces Day across various locations up and down the UK.
As always, the event aims to raise awareness of the contribution made to Britain by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces. Secondly, it allows the nation to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
Across the UK, communities are encouraged to get involved and will hold local events.
Last month, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councill
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