Flag proudly raised in tune with others all over Globe

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South Holland District Council proudly joined with other local authorities, community groups and organisations across the world to mark Commonwealth Day.

Councillors came together with local dignitaries and war veterans for a special flag raising ceremony outside the council’s offices in Priory Road in Spalding on Monday morning.

Council Chairman Michael Seymour raised the Commonwealth flag at 10am – the precise time that thousands of others all over the globe were doing the same.

The gathered crowd included members of the Royal British Legion, the Naval Association and the Spalding and District Remembrance Association.

Coun Seymour said: “The ceremony was poignantly observed and it was fantastic to see so many attend the event, which gave everyone a chance to appreciate everything the Commonwealth stands for.

“Publicly signalling the continued influence the Commonwealth plays around the world in the 21st century and the values it represents is an opportunity we are again proud to be part of.”