March 10, 2014 11.48 am This story is over 92 months old

Lincolnshire Chairman raises flag for Commonwealth Day

Flying the flag: County dignitaries, councillors and other organisations met to raise the Commonwealth flag in Lincoln.

The chairman of Lincolnshire County Council raised a special flag in Lincoln on March 10 to mark Commonwealth Day.

Members of local authorities, civic dignitaries, community groups and charities met outside the East Gate of Lincoln Castle to raise one out of 500 Commonwealth flags across the UK.

A specially-written Commonwealth Affirmation was read by the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth, followed by Chairman, Councillor Ray Wootten, raising the flag. A message from Her Majesty the Queen was also read.

The flag represents embracing an increasingly multi-cultural world, seeking unity, understanding and tolerance.

Other special places the flags were raised in the UK include Land’s End in Cornwall, St. David’s in Pembrokeshire, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Mount Snowdon in Wales.

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