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Flag raised in at South Kesteven District Council offices to commemorate Commonwealth Day

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Commonwealth Day was marked yesterday (March 14) with an official flag raising ceremony.

Pupils waved their own mini-flags as they joined members of South Kesteven District Council and staff for the annual commemoration in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham.

Each pupil was presented with a certificate of participation by council chairman Coun Breda-Rae Griffin (Con - Stamford All Saints), together with information about the Commonwealth.

A flag was raised in St Peter's HIll to mark Commonwealth Day. (55460753)
A flag was raised in St Peter's HIll to mark Commonwealth Day. (55460753)

Coun Griffin read this year’s Commonwealth Day message from commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland, under the theme of delivering a common future.

She said: “We celebrate the diversity that enriches us, and the similarities that enable us to work to together. And we recognise our shared interests.

"Our points of unity make the Commonwealth unique in our world.

"Drawing from the deep wells of our unique history, they enable us to face the challenges of the 21st Century with clarity, unity and purpose.”

Vice chairman Coun Helen Crawford (Con - Bourne West) read out the 2022 affirmation statement: “Let us now stand to pledge ourselves afresh to uphold and serve the values and fellowship of the Commonwealth joining together in kinship and affinity, in diversity and unity, as members of a worldwide family of nations, we build on shared inheritances.”

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