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The Flag is Raised! Solihull Flies Flag for Commonwealth Day.


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Monday the 14th of March, Solihull saw the Commonwealth flag be raised over their Council house at 10am to mark Commonwealth Day.

Every March on the second Monday, Commonwealth Day comes around to celebrate shared values between 2.5 billion people across the 54 countries. These countries offer opportunity for not only cooperation but friendship between the vibrant and unique cultures found within.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson was joined by the Mayoress Mrs. Annette Meeson as they witnessed notable members of the community raise the flag; This including Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands Mr. Chris Loughran and Julian Knight MP.

Before the raise, a beautiful message from Her Majesty The Queen was read aloud by Mr. Loughran; The Commonwealth Day Message. The overall event was a success, even featuring a beautiful winning poems and posters from numerous schools within the local area; Alderbrook School and Knowle C of E Primary Academy notably.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson had said to the public:

“I am delighted that Solihull is once again flying the flag for Commonwealth Day, as it is the perfect way to champion the values of respect, diversity and equality that the Commonwealth embodies. “The flag raising brings greater appreciation of Commonwealth values, and it is wonderful to see school children learning of its importance and thoughtfully reflecting these values in their artwork.”

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Written by: Louisa Coller

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