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Commonwealth Day 2023 Service at the Town Hall

Commonwealth Day 2023 Service at the Town Hall

Raunds Town Council today marked Commonwealth Day 2023 with a flag-raising service on the steps of the Town Hall.

The ceremony was led by The Mayor of Raunds, Cllr Richard Levell, with participation from Rev'd Kim Shorley and children from St Peter's CE Primary School and the Royal British Legion in attendance. Following the reading of the Affirmation, the Commonwealth flag of peace was raised.

The ceremony marked the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter by our late Queen Elizabeth II. The Charter sets out the values and aspirations that unite the Commonwealth's 56 independent countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific and the 2.5 billion people who live there.

This is repeated by nations around the globe as member states reaffirm their shared commitment to democracy, development and respect for diversity.

Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 15:23 by Steve

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