Monday, March 10 marked the District Council, local authorities, community groups and charities throughout Britain raised the Commonwealth flag.
For the first time local authorities, including East Lindsey District Council, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles took part in flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day.
Children from Grimoldby Primary School’s school council were invited to the event at the Council’s Tedder Hall headquarters in Manby which saw Chairman Coun Pauline Watson read a Commonwealth Affirmation before raising the flag at 10am.
Coun Watson was helped in raising the Commonwealth flag by pupils Freddie Taylor and Jack Pawson – the oldest and youngest school council members.
Coun Watson said: “I am extremely proud to be Chairman on this historic occasion – the very first simultaneous raising of the Commonwealth flag, and that local school children were able to take part in this event.”
This new initiative, which has caught the imagination of thousands of participants, enables local people to become involved in and join others nationwide in associating themselves with the widespread public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth.
It also gets local people involved with the appreciation of the values this new initiative stands for, and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.