Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

| 09/03/2017
CNS Local Life

Commonwealth Flag

(CNS Local Life): To commemorate Commonwealth Day on Monday, 13 March, the Commonwealth Flag will be raised outside the Government Administration Building at 10am during a very brief ceremony taking place between 9.45 to 10.10am. This is part of an international ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ initiative for this year’s Commonwealth Day, which has the theme ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

In attendance at the event will be the governor, the premier, the deputy covernor, Cabinet ministers, MLAs, government officials, members of the Cadet Corps, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts.

After a short introduction, the representative of the Royal Commonwealth Society in the Cayman Islands, Lemuel Hurlston, will read out a message from the Commonwealth Secretary-General. This will be followed by a reading of the Commonwealth Affirmation by a member of the Girl Guides and the raising of the Commonwealth Flag by a Cadet Corps member.

Additionally, Youth Parliament will once again take place at the Legislative Assembly building Monday where high school and tertiary education students will take over the LA to become parliamentarians and debate two motions.

The flag-raising is a common act of witness around the globe where members of a great family of nations will reaffirm the commitment of all Commonwealth member states to democracy, development, and respect for diversity, according to a Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth press release.

Bruno Peek, Originator and Commonwealth Pageantmaster of ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’, states, “It is a positive and uplifting way for people to link with fellow citizens of the Commonwealth in a family that spans across oceans and continents. There is a real sense of promise, and hope for the future in this current troubled world of ours.”

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