Flag is raised in market town to celebrate the Commonwealth
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
The Commonwealth flag flew high over Attleborough after a ceremony this week.
A crowd gathered at Queen's Square in the town centre for the raising of the flag on Commonwealth Day on Monday.
Children from Attleborough Infant School were among those present for the flag-raising ceremony, and town mayor Jeremy Burton delivered a speech.
It was one of a number of similar ceremonies across the country to celebrate the links between the family of nations known as the Commonwealth.
The Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honorable Patricia Scotland QC, said of the event: 'At a time of increasing instability and uncertainty in the world, the Commonwealth family of nations in its rich diversity becomes an ever more-needed source of strength and hope for all its members. A peace-building Commonwealth is a natural follow-on from our previous theme of an inclusive Commonwealth.
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