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Bristol celebrates Armed Forces Week

The Armed Forces Day flag Credit: PA

Bristol is marking the start of Armed Forces Week today.

The week - which is in support of service personnel past, present and future - culminates in Armed Forces Day on Sunday June 28.

Today's events will begin with a parade at 10am from College Green to Queens Square and organisers say people are welcome to line the route.

A special service will then be held in Queen Square.

The week is a build up to the second official Armed Forces Day, hosted, once again by Bristol.

It's always important to remember conflict, and to learn from conflict. We had two horrendous world wars - last year we remembered the 100th anniversary of WW1.

We must remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom that we enjoy today. But we also must be mindful that conflicts are still going on.

– Cllr Simon Cook, Bristol City Council

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