Bolton will be flying the flag as part of National Armed Forces Week between 21 and 26 June.
The Armed Forces flag was raised over the Town Hall on Monday 21st June at 9.30am. The Vicar of Bolton conducted a short service attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, which finished with the National Anthem.
On Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June, the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Councillors John and Linda Byrne will also be taking part in a ceremony to mark the day led by the Vicar of Bolton, accompanied by a lone piper.
There will also be a number of events in Victoria Square including a display of military vehicles, a Bolton Cadet Challenge between Sea, Army and Air Cadets, a number of stalls and displays of medals. Entertainment will be provided by a number of acts including St Peter and Pauls School and CATs Amateur Theatre.
Cllr John Byrne, Mayor of Bolton commented: “Armed Forces and Veterans Week is a time for us to show our gratitude to Britain’s armed forces of past, present and the future. We’d like to invite all Boltonians to come along to these events and to think of all those who are currently serving in the forces around the world.”