Posted by: westlancashirerecord | March 13, 2017

Commonwealth Day

Armed forces veterans and local school children will be helping West Lancashire Borough Council raise the Commonwealth Flag  at a special ceremony today to mark Commonwealth Day 2017.

Celebrations begin around 10.00am when West Lancashire Mayor, Councillor Liz Savage and other civic dignitaries will be joined by veterans, children, parents and teachers outside the Council Offices at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk.

Messages from the Commonwealth Secretary-General will be read out and the Mayor will also address those present. A specially-written Commonwealth Affirmation will be read before the flag is raised.

Councillor Savage said “I am really proud that West Lancashire will be joining people across the world in raising the Commonwealth Flag”.

Only last week a group of 52 Commonwealth Trade Ministers met in London. There are 530 Commonwealth universities operating within a linked system. The Commonwealth network has a gateway role to the other major growth markets, notably China.  The Queen talks of the modern Commonwealth as ‘in many ways the face of the future’.

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