Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2021
The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2021.
This morning (Monday 8 March), as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 1,000 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the world.
Commonwealth Day is held on the second Monday in March each year and is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the values of peace, democracy and equality that the Commonwealth stands for.
The theme this year is centred around the same theme as last year which is: ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’.
This theme highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals, like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade.
Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, said: “Wychavon is showing its support for Commonwealth Day by flying the flag outside the Civic Centre. The flag represents the strong bond and connection between the district and the communities across the Commonwealth”.
Visit www.thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day for more information about Commonwealth Day.