Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2019

 The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2019.

This morning (Monday 11 March), as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 1,000 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the world.

Commonwealth Day is held on the second Monday in March each year and is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the values of peace, democracy and equality that the Commonwealth stands for.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth and the theme 'A Connected Commonwealth' celebrates the co-operation of nations working together in friendship and goodwill.

Before the flag was raised, Councillor Tony Rowley, Chairman of Wychavon District Council read out a special Commonwealth Affirmation alongside a number of civic dignitaries.

The statement reaffirmed the commitment of all Commonwealth member states to democracy, development, and respect for diversity.

Cllr Tony Rowley, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, said: "I am pleased that once again we are supporting Commonwealth Day by raising the Commonwealth flag.

Every year this day encourages people from all walks of life across the globe to interact with each other in order to build a more strongly connected Commonwealth that is mutually respectful, resilient, peaceful and prosperous."

Visit www.flyaflagforthecommonwealth.co.uk for more information about Commonwealth Day.

Pictured: Cllr Tony Rowley, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, flying the Commonwealth Flag outside the Civic Centre in Pershore.
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