Newham council will be hoisting flags at its town halls this weekend in honour of the armed forces.
The flags, with the slogan “Armed Forces Day, show your support”, will be on display in Stratford and East Ham from tomorrow.
Councillor Terry Paul said: “We fly the flag to salute our armed forces who protect us, defend this country’s interests and answer the call to deal with humanitarian disasters across the globe.
“They face risk every day and some fall in the line of duty. We are proud of those servicemen and women who call Newham home. We owe them gratitude and respect and our support.”
Armed Forces Day raises awareness of the contribution made by those who serve or have served in the Army, Royal Air Force or Navy.
Cllr Paul said the flags should not be seen as support for any war.
He added: “Our decision to fly they flag must not be seen as support for war or conflict or government policy. It is about people and their families and how we can look after them during and after their dedicated service.”