On Friday 28th August at 1100pm in Collins Barracks Cork, General Officer Commanding 1 Brigade, Brigadier General Philip Brennan launched the Defence Forces Annual Veterans Day, which took place on Saturday 12th September 2015 in Collins Barracks Cork.
The Veterans Day, which will be attended by the Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney T.D., and the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Conor O’Boyle, is an opportunity for old comrades to meet up and parade and reminisce about their years of service at home and Overseas.
This is the second year that the Defence Forces have hosted a Veterans Day to show appreciation for their service, and to maintain the links between the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps and retired personnel. During the day wreaths will be laid to remember colleagues who died in service and veterans will have the opportunity to to view a Military Archives exhibition as well as a display of modern military equipment.
The launch took place during the ’Friday Club’, a support network which takes place each month, when veterans are welcome to visit their local Defence Forces barracks to stay in touch with each other.
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