11/03/19: Breckland Council celebrates Commonwealth Day
Breckland Council played its part in celebrating Commonwealth Day, alongside people across the country and in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific and other parts of Europe. The council's chairman raised the Commonwealth flag this morning (11 March) at a ceremony attended by council staff.
Her Majesty The Queen and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland also shared with the nation messages of support for the values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter, which unite over 2.4 billion people in 53 countries.
The theme for 2019 is 'A Connected Commonwealth', showcasing how the Commonwealth delivers opportunities for the people, governments and institutions of this richly diverse family of nations to connect and work together at many levels through far-reaching and deep-rooted networks of friendship, trade and goodwill.
Cllr Richard Duffield, Chairman of Breckland Council commented: "This year marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth, which has seen co-operation towards social, political and economic development, which is both inclusive and sustainable. The Commonwealth certainly plays a role in all our lives, through trade, politics and friendship and I hope today's focus helps reminds residents of those important links the Commonwealth delivers not just locally, regionally or nationally, but around the world."
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