Council invites people to Commonwealth Day flag-raising service
Members of the public are invited to attend the raising of the Commonwealth flag outside Great Yarmouth Town Hall on Monday, March 13, as part of a national initiative to show commitment to the global family of nations.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 independent and equal countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is taking part in Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event, which will see local authorities, community groups, charities and others hold flag-raising events and ceremonies on March 13, Commonwealth Day 2023.
In Great Yarmouth, the ceremony will begin at 1050am and be led by the Rev Canon Simon Ward, of Great Yarmouth Minster. Cllr Graham Plant, the mayor of Great Yarmouth, will raise the flag at 11am.
Commonwealth Day 2023 also marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter by Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on March 11, 2013.
The Commonwealth Flag for Peace features a white dove in the bottom right-hand corner of the Commonwealth flag, symbolising the shared values and principles of the Commonwealth, including co-operation on economic and social development, diversity, respect, friendship and the promotion of peace around the world.