Seaham turns out to show their support for Armed Forces Day despite the bad weather

People turned out to Seaham War Memorial to show their support for Armed Forces Day.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 4:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 27th June 2021, 4:30 pm

Organised by Seaham Remember Them Fund’s leader Dave McKenna and the East Durham Veterans’ Trust, a small service was held at the Seaham War Memorial, next to the Tommy Statue, on Saturday, June 26.

The day is an annual event that takes place in the United Kingdom to commemorate the service of both men and women in the British Armed Forces.

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Despite the poor weather, Seaham turned out to show their respects on Armed Forces Day. Photo: Ian Burns.

Despite the wet weather, veterans and members of the public turned out to show their respects in Seaham.

The Houghton-le-Spring Pipe Band also played at the event, which was held on the town’s Terrace Green.

Standard bearers were at the service, which was also attended by Easington Labour MP Grahame Morris.

Veteran's including the Seaham Remember Them Fund's organiser, Dave McKenna, were at the event on Saturday, June 26. Photo: Ian Burns.

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The Member of Parliament for Easington, Grahame Morris, was also in attendance. Photo: Ian Burns.