The annual Armed Forces Day was marked with a flag-raising ceremony at County Hall, Maidstone, attended by military personnel, British Legion veterans and KCC members and staff.
David Brazier, the Chairman of KCC, welcomed attendees and explained the relevance of the event.
“The occasion is a national show of support for Britain’s Armed Forces past, present and future,” he said.
“Authorities across the United Kingdom are invited to fly an Armed Forces Day flag and are joined by Government departments, overseas territories and military bases across the world.
“This is an opportunity to raise the flag in recognition and honour of the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, including service families, cadets, veterans and recruits.
“This is our chance to say ‘Thank you’ – the opportunity to show our appreciation for the huge contribution made by all those who have served or are currently serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces which is something that we would wish to acknowledge on every level.”