A FLAG to mark the Commonwealth will be raised in Havant next month.
Havant Borough Council will join other councils, community groups and charities throughout the country in raising a flag of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day.
March 10 allows communities to show their commitment to the Commonwealth and the values it stands for.
A specially-written Commonwealth Affirmation will be read out at the ceremony being held at The Plaza along with a message from Her Majesty the Queen.
At 10am, The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Paul Buckley, assisted by one of the mayor’s cadets, will raise the Commonwealth flag.
Cllr Buckley said: ‘I am delighted to be raising the flag over Havant to honour the Commonwealth. This is a very meaningful way to demonstrate our togetherness, not just across the borough, or across the country but across the 53 nations of the Commonwealth.’
A flag will also be raised at some of the Commonwealth’s furthest flung outposts, including the Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic peninsula.