Rushcliffe Borough Council has joined thousands of people across the globe by celebrating Commonwealth Day and raising a Commonwealth flag.
Children from Greythorn Primary School in West Bridgford joined The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Mrs Christine Jeffreys, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Commander Judith Swan, Councillors and staff to raise the flag.
The Mayor said: “We are so proud to raise this flag for another year, along with thousands of others across the World to bring awareness to the connection, friendship and shared values we have throughout the Commonwealth. Each year this provides us with a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the continuing aspiration of the Commonwealth, to deliver a common future for all, uphold shared values for democracy, development and diversity.”
Now in its 7th year, the Fly A Flag celebration recognises the 54 independent countries all working together under this year’s Commonwealth Day theme Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming. This theme was chosen because the governments and people of the Commonwealth countries connect through extensive networks of friendship and goodwill. It also is a tribute to the values of peace, harmony, democracy and equality.