Corby Council to fly flag on Commonwealth Day

Corby Council will join more than 950 authorities, communities and groups around the world to raise a flag in shared celebration of Commonwealth Day.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 10:42 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:06 am
Corby Cube

The raising will take place at 10am on Monday, March 13, outside the Corby Cube.

The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative, now in its third year, is a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth.

It 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.

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Mayor of Corby Julie Riley said: “We are very pleased to be joining the celebration of Commonwealth Day once again by raising the flag outside of the Corby Cube.

“We hope that residents will be able to come and join us in raising the flag, marking our friendship across all 53 Commonwealth countries.”

A specially written Commonwealth Affirmation will be read out at each ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag at 10am.

In a common act of witness around the globe members of this great family of nations will reaffirm the commitment of all Commonwealth member states to democracy, development and respect for diversity.