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More history in the making as Commonwealth flag flies high

7 March 2016

Essex County Council will be flying a special flag outside County Hall in Chelmsford to mark Commonwealth Day next week.
More than 850 Commonwealth flags will be raised in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas territories and Commonwealth countries on Monday 14 March – Commonwealth Day 2016.
Cllr Norman Hume, chairman of Essex County Council, said: “This unique initiative, now in its third year, is again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth.
“As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, it enables participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth residents around the world.”
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