• Wed. May 29th, 2024

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CaptureTHE Commonwealth flag will be raised above Middlesbrough Town Hall next month as part of celebrations taking place worldwide.

Commonwealth Day 2016 is being held on Monday, March 14, and flags will be raised in unison at 10am local time in each territory.

The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative began in 2014 and is expected to be bigger than ever this year with more than 850 flags expected to be raised.

The day is billed as a chance for people of all ages in communities across the globe to show their commitment to the Commonwealth, the values it stands for and the opportunities it offers its citizens.

Bruno Peek, Originator and Commonwealth Pageantmaster of Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth, said: “We are only in our third year, and the involvement of so many people of all ages and from all walks of life shows the enormous potential of this project and of the Commonwealth.

“It is a positive and uplifting way for people to link with fellow citizens of the Commonwealth in a family that spans across oceans and continents. There is a real sense of promise, and hope for the future in this current troubled world of ours.”

Lord Howell, President of The Royal Commonwealth Society said “The Royal Commonwealth Society is proud to be associated with Fly a Flag on Commonwealth Day and welcomes the flying of the Commonwealth Flag over public buildings throughout the whole Commonwealth network.

“Flying the Flag brings us all together in a great family of Nations, seeking to work together to help a troubled world.”

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