With pride in veterans, cadets and those currently serving, we attended Armed Forces Day at the Community Square in Gravesend.
This event is an important occasion, helping us all keep front of mind that our service personnel are working to keep us safe.
Along with fellow councillors, council officers, the Mayor and other dignitaries, we joined together to support our armed forces community in Gravesham. It was magnificent to see the brass and silverware adorned on so many brave and proud chests!
It was humbling to talk with veterans who have put themselves in harm's way, such as those who served in very difficult situations such as the NATO peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and the Cyprus emergency in 1959.
Thank you to them all.