The Council marked Merchant Navy Day on Monday 3 September with a flag raising ceremony at the Borough Offices in Cheshunt.
Broxbourne Borough Council is one of more than 600 councils across the UK that has hoisted the Red Ensign to mark this years’ Merchant Navy Day. National Merchant Navy Day takes place annually to honour the brave men and women of the Merchant Navy, including those who lost their lives at times of war, and to celebrate the vital role of merchant seafarers in our communities.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop, led the ceremony, and was joined by the Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Carol Crump, for the raising of the flag, assisted by her Cadets. Also in attendance were representatives from The Hertfordshire District Sea Cadets, alongside Councillors and officers of the Council.
Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop said: “The Council is delighted to raise the Red Ensign to honour this important day and to publicly show our support for the great work men and women of the Merchant Navy do on our behalf.”
For more information on Merchant Navy Day, please visit: www.merchantnavyfund.org.