More than 300 other events have taken place around the world as part of the celebrations.
Hampshire County Council has received the money from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund that will help support military families and their children along with training and support for council staff.
He said ministers were "working hard" to help veterans on issues such as healthcare, housing and education.
Blackpool Armed Forces week will also be hosting a careers and information until where people who are interested in joining the Armed Forces can find out more details on a possible career in the Forces.
Armed Forces Day is an annual event, to celebrate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.
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"I am pleased that this group, chaired by Mark Bibbey of Poppyscotland, is getting to grips with this agenda and look forward to seeing it drive forward action in coming months".
The armed forces event, in the town centre from 10am to 2pm, will include military demonstrations, static displays, and military vehicles.
And in West Bromwich, crowds flocked to recognise the bravery and sacrifice of serving troops, veterans and cadets. "A special private reception for our veterans will be held in the City Chambers as the city's thank you".
The covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.
Armed Forces Day is marked nationwide every year on the last Saturday of June and gives people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.