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Flag raising for Commonwealth Day

PUBLISHED: 12:36 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:36 22 February 2018

Children raise the flags at last year's Commonwealth Day. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

Children raise the flags at last year's Commonwealth Day. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

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Dozens of people are expected to join Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Harold Craske, to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Commonwealth day. Picture: Gravesham Borough CouncilCommonwealth day. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

Six flags will be raised outside the Civic Offices in Gravesend on Monday, March 12, and a short ceremony will follow.

The Mayor said: “We are really proud to support this initiative and to show appreciation for the commonwealth and the values for which it stands.

“It will be great to see some of our younger members of our community come together and get involved.”

52 countries will come together under the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.

Celebrations from last year's Commonwealth Day. Picture: Gravesham borough councilCelebrations from last year's Commonwealth Day. Picture: Gravesham borough council

The anual event is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and celebrate the association’s rich diversity.

Gravesham’s ceremony includes pupils from St Joseph’s Convent Preparatory School and young people who will be raising the flags.

There will also be African and Indian drumming on Community Square, followed by a short reception in the Council Chamber.

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