Great Yarmouth joins nation in celebration of Commonwealth Day
His Worship Councillor Graham Plant was joined by councillors, officers and members of the public as the Commonwealth flag was raised outside Great Yarmouth Town Hall on Monday (March 13), as part of a national show of 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 took part in Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event, which saw local authorities, community groups, charities and others hold flag-raising events and ceremonies for Commonwealth Day 2023.
In Great Yarmouth, the ceremony began at 10.50am and was led by the Rev Canon Simon Ward, of Great Yarmouth Minster. Cllr Graham Plant, the mayor of Great Yarmouth, raised the Commonwealth Flag for Peace at 11am.
Commonwealth Day 2023 also marked 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 including diversity, respect, friendship and the promotion of peace around the world.