Council flying the flag for the Commonwealth

13th March 2017

commonwealth-pic-jpg.JPGCommonwealth Flags were raised in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries on Monday 13 March – Commonwealth Day 2017.

To 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.

Sharing words which were repeated across the Commonwealth, Councillor Andrew Scarth, said:

“Joining together as members of one worldwide Commonwealth community, and valuing the personal dignity and worth of every citizen, we raise this flag as a symbol of the ties of kinship and affinity that we cherish. We draw inspiration from our diversity, and the opportunities for working together, as a rich source of wisdom and a powerful influence for good in the world. 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 cooperation 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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