Bournemouth to mark Commonwealth Day with flag raising event for first time ever

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth to mark Commonwealth Day with flag raising event for first time ever Bournemouth to mark Commonwealth Day with flag raising event for first time ever

A FLAG raising event is taking place in the centre of Bournemouth to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday.

It will be the first time Bournemouth has taken part in the occasion, which will include a specially written ‘Commonwealth Affirmation’ read out by the mayor, Cllr Rodney Cooper, outside the town hall.

The town will be joining others from across the world, with events happening in all 53 Commonwealth countries, and 500 flags are expected to be raised in total throughout the UK.

Cllr Cooper said: “We are thrilled to be part of such a unique event which will show Bournemouth’s commitment to the Commonwealth. This will be a great occasion so I hope people will join us to be a part of this historic moment.”

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12:11pm Sun 9 Mar 14

calamity carney says...

Are they going to remove the blue Scottish bit out of the Union Jack if the independence happens?
Are they going to remove the blue Scottish bit out of the Union Jack if the independence happens? calamity carney
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2:27pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Historic day! why not the 24th May. that was the equivalent, but there again the Empire is over. Here now.
Historic day! why not the 24th May. that was the equivalent, but there again the Empire is over. Here now. Lord Spring
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