SOLEMN ceremonies were held to celebrate the work done by the mayor and local politicians and to honour the armed forces.
The Mayor of Harrow, councillor Nana Asante (Independent Labour), took part in the annual civic service at St Mary’s Church, Harrow on the Hill, on Sunday.
After the service, the mayor led a procession to Harrow School, High Street, Harrow on the Hill, to meet the borough’s uniformed and voluntary organisations.
Ms Asante also met veterans and serving members of the armed forces, police and cadets at the council’s flag raising ceremony, held to mark Armed Forces Week, on Monday.
Representatives of the Royal British Legion, standard bearers and police cadets paid their respects outside the Civic Centre, in Station Road, Harrow.
Fred Gosling, from the Harrow Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The parade was very impressive this year and there was a good turnout. I think this ceremony is very important for the community and it’s nice to see everyone come and pay their respects to the forces who give their lives for us all.”
Ms Asante said: “I was honoured to take part in the annual civic service and it is always a pleasure to meet with members of Harrow’s community. I was also delighted to be able to raise the flag to commemorate and give thanks to all of our armed forces, past, present and future. I hope that both of these traditions will continue for many years to come.”