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Norwich to fly the Commonwealth flag

Published on Friday, 8th March 2019

Norwich will join nations from across the globe in raising its Commonwealth flag on Monday 11 March.

To mark the city’s commitment to promoting an understanding of global issues and international co-operation, Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Martin Schmierer will make an affirmation speech following the flag being raised at 10am from City Hall.

The Lord Mayor will join heads of states, other Lord Mayors, Commonwealth ex-servicemen, school children, scouts, charities and many others from around the world in raising more than 700 flags.

Children from Wensum Junior School and Bignold Primary School will join the Lord Mayor to see the flag being raised, before heading to a question time session in his parlour.

Each year a theme is chosen for Commonwealth Day and this year’s is ‘A Connected Commonwealth’.  It focusses on the ways in which the Commonwealth works together to protect the natural environment and cooperates on trade to encourage inclusive economic empowerment for all people - particularly women, youth and marginalised communities.

Bruno Peek, LVO OBE OPR originator and pageant master, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those, past and present, who to date, have provided their valuable support and involvement in this unique event, for without their participation, this event would not be taking place.”