This year, Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29 June.
The celebrations begin in the borough on Monday 24 June at 11am when Councillor Derrick Fellowes, the Deputy Mayor of Basildon, will be joined by D-Day Veteran, Don Shepphard and fellow Veterans to raise the Armed Forces Day flag at the Basildon Centre.
On Saturday 29 June, Basildon Council in partnership with the Basildon Borough Civil Military Partnership Board (CMPB) have arranged an Armed Forces Day parade in Basildon Town Centre, which starts at 12 noon at Bairstow Eves and finishes in St Martin's Square.
The Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson, said: "Showing support for our Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families.
"I am proud that here in Basildon - we have a tradition of marking Armed Forces Day and it is an honour for me, to be part of it.
"Please come and join us for the parade to show how much our community appreciates and supports our Armed Forces both past and present."
Ends - published on Friday 21 June 2019