Commonwealth Day celebrates diversity and friendship

09th March 2015

More than 730 Commonwealth Flags were raised in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries on Monday 9 March – Commonwealth Day 2015.

fly-a-flag-for-the-commonwealth-9-march-2015-32.jpgTo help celebrate Commonwealth Day, Three Rivers District Council took part and the Chairman gave a speech for the flag raising ceremony before raising the Commonwealth Flag at 10.00hrs.

Councillor Chris Lloyd, Chairman of Three Rivers District Council and Councillor Ann Shaw, Leader of the Council, together raised the flag to represent the district.

Sharing words which were repeated across the Commonwealth, Councillor Chris Lloyd, said:

“We affirm our commitment to upholding the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, to serving one another in a spirit of respect and understanding, and to advancing development, democracy and co-operation locally, nationally and internationally.”

As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, the day enables participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds, and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth citizens around the world.

The day celebrates, in a spirit of respect and understanding, the variety and unmatched diversity of the Commonwealth family.

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