The Council marked Armed Forces Day on Monday 25 June 2018 at 10am with a formal flag-raising ceremony at the Borough Offices in Cheshunt.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop led the ceremony, and was joined by the Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Carol Crump and Councillor Paul Seeby, along with representatives from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force.
The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant was also read out during the ceremony. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, which says members will do all they can to ensure they are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. Broxbourne Council recognises the sacrifice and commitment that the Armed Forces make to protect the country and its people. Whether they are leaving service and looking to settle in the area, are a reservist living in the area, or have any other connection with the Armed Forces, then the Council aims to give support when they need it.
Similar flag-raising ceremonies are taking place across the country this week in a nationwide show of support for Britain's Armed Forces.
The Leader of the Council said: “We raised the flag to recognise and salute the commitment our Armed Forces make”.
The UK Armed Forces defend the country and its interests. Every day of the year they are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid and providing security and fighting terrorism.
For further information on Armed Forces Day, members of the public can visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk.