FLY A FLAG FOR COMMONWEALTH DAY
A DISPLAY OF RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
For the first time ever, the nation will join
together, flying flags to mark Commonwealth Day. Bedford Borough’s
flag raising ceremony will take place on Monday 10th
March, at 10am, at Borough Hall.
The new initiative enables people in their
local communities to unite with others nationwide in a widespread
public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth; appreciation
of the values it stands for, and the opportunities offered to its
citizens around the world.
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson,
said: “In a display of support for diversity, we will be raising
one of 500 Commonwealth flags being flown throughout the United
Kingdom on the day. Our Borough, which is home to residents from a
wide-range of different faiths and ethnicities, is an excellent
example of the benefits of people coming together to form an
Local authorities and civic dignitaries,
community groups and charities throughout the British Isles are
taking part in local flag raising events and ceremonies.
If anyone from a Commonwealth country would
like to come along to Bedford Borough’s ceremony, and raise a
hand-held flag to represent their country, contact Denise Malone,
at Bedford Borough Council, on 01234 718620.
Denise will be able to supply the hand-held flags, upon