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Flag flies in Stockton for Commonwealth Day

Friday, March 10, 2017

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The Commonwealth Flag will be flying from Stockton Town Hall on Monday (13 March).

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is joining local authorities and community organisations across the world to mark Commonwealth Day.

Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ken Dixon, said: “I’m proud that Stockton-on-Tees will be publically supporting Commonwealth Day. 

“The flying of the flag celebrates the UK’s commitment to the Commonwealth values as well as the opportunities it offers to its citizens.”

52 countries will come together on 13 March 2017 to celebrate Commonwealth Day under the theme ‘A peace-building Commonwealth.’

Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity.

The day will be marked across the globe by a range of activities, including a multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London. This service is traditionally attended by Her Majesty The Queen, the Head of the Commonwealth, High Commissioners, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and dignitaries from across the Commonwealth, as well as senior politicians and hundreds of school children.