Launch of Defence Forces Veterans Day Collins Barracks Cork Friday 28th August 2015 at 1100pm.

On ​Friday 28th August at 1100pm ​in Collins Barracks Cork, General Officer Commanding 1 Brigade​, Brigadier General Philip Brennan will launch the Defence Forces Annual Veterans Day, which takes 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.

Tomorrow's launch takes 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.

There will be excellent photographic opportunities. Those wishing to attend should contact Comdt. Pat O'Connor, Collins Barracks Cork at 087 6738336.

Event: Launch of Defence Forces Annual Veterans Day.

Date/Time: Friday 28 August 1100 pm

Location: Collins Barracks Cork.