A flag paying tribute to the emergency services has been raised outside the Town Hall to mark Emergency Services Day.
At a ceremony held at the Town Hall on Wednesday 9 September, Mayor of Havering, Cllr John Mylod highlighted the brave work being undertaken by those in the emergency services, before raising the official flag at ‘999’ – 9am on the ninth day of the ninth month.
A two-minute silence was also held to remember emergency service workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The annual event on 9 September celebrates the people who work or volunteer in the emergency services and their contribution to communities. This year has been a particularly difficult year, with the coronavirus pandemic presenting unprecedented challenges and risks to those on the front lines.
Councillor John Mylod, Mayor of Havering, said:
“Emergency Services Day gives us a chance to show our support for the selfless men and women who go above and beyond to protect others and serve their country.
“Marking this day is more important than ever – this year has shown us inspiring responses from the NHS, police and fire brigade in the national effort against coronavirus.
“Our emergency services are an example to us all, and I would like to thank them for their continued hard work.”