And in the week leading up to the huge celebration in George Square on Saturday, the Armed Forces flag was yesterday raised over the City Chambers in a ceremony attended by military personnel and veterans, council officials and Glasgow businesswoman Michelle Mone.
The flag-raising ceremony kicks off a week of activities before the big day.
From 10am on Saturday, the celebrations will get under way with an official introduction by radio presenter Dougie Jackson.
Then X Factor star Hollie Burns will perform before the West of Scotland Military Wives Choir take to the stage.
At 2pm a parade featuring veterans, serving personnel and cadets will march from Holland Street to George Square. Up to 1000 people are expected to join the march, led by a military band, before a fly-past of four Typhoon jets from RAF Leuchars roars over the city.
Lt Col Simon Higgens MBE of the Army's Royal Engineers said: "For the past three years, Glasgow City Council has been very supportive of Armed Forces Day and this year we're planning another great celebration.
"The march through he city will take the theme of the past, present and future of the Armed Forces with veterans, serving personnel and cadets taking part.
"And the fly-past will add something special to the proceedings.
"There will be all kinds of entertainment throughout the day for the crowds, and we're very keen that the people of Glasgow come along and support the day to celebrate our Armed Forces.
"We represent society and it's important that the wider community comes to join us in celebration.
"Glasgow anecdotally represents a significant proportion of the UK's military and the people here support their military personnel.
"I look forward to seeing that support again on June 30."
Armed Forces Day is different from the more sombre and reflective Remembrance Day, as it is about celebrating the military and its ties to the community.
The council and the military hope local businesses will get involved to make for an even bigger celebration.
Two restaurants in the city centre – The Greek Elia on George Square and the Spanish Cafe Andaluz on St Vincent Place – have already agreed to offer discounts on the day, and Greggs the Bakers will be providing free cakes to military staff.
Lt Col Higgens hopes more businesses sign up.
He said: "We'd love to see more Glasgow businesses getting behind the day by offering some kind of discount.
"It can be anything from a hotel room at a 10% discount or two-for-one deals in pubs. Whatever any business wants to offer, we'd be delighted to hear from them.
"It's great to have the support of all the musicians and celebrities such as Michelle Mone.
"But the commercial sector can also do its bit to make this a special day."
After the fly-past, Lord Provost Sadie Docherty will address the parade and the gathered crowds before performances by That Swing Sensation big band, actress Pamela Byrne and Britain's Got Talent sensation Edward Reid.
The Lord Provost said: "It's always a pleasure to welcome the Armed Forces and their families to our city and to show our support.
"We were the first local authority in Scotland to hold an Armed Forces Day and the first to sign up to the Armed Forces community covenant.
"Every year the city puts on a great show and we are always delighted to welcome the Armed Forces to Glasgow for a day of celebration.
"There will be a host of attractions and activities for all the family to enjoy. The entertainment lined up this year has something for everyone.
"It's going to be a great day. I really hope the people of the Glasgow and beyond come along and get involved in the celebrations.
"It is important that veterans and our serving and future military personnel know that the city of Glasgow supports them and look forward to welcoming them to our city on Armed Forces Day."
Any businesses who would like to offer their support in the form of discounts or special offers are asked to contact the Lord Provost's office on 0141 287 4001.