Council is taking part in celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day and Armed Forces Day

FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppMID and East Antrim Borough Council will take part in celebrations this year to mark Commonwealth Day and Armed Forces Day. Elected members agreed to fly the Commonwealth flag and Armed Forces flag in both March and June, respectively. Commonwealth Day 2019 will be celebrated on March, 11 and the theme this year is ‘A […]

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Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Cheryl Johnston, pictured with the Commonwealth Flag.

MID and East Antrim Borough Council will take part in celebrations this year to mark Commonwealth Day and Armed Forces Day.

Elected members agreed to fly the Commonwealth flag and Armed Forces flag in both March and June, respectively.

Commonwealth Day 2019 will be celebrated on March, 11 and the theme this year is ‘A Connected Commonwealth’.

The subject means working together to protect our natural environment and the ocean that we share and cooperates on trade to encourage inclusive economic empowerment for all people – particularly women, youth and marginalised communities.

Members agreed the Commonwealth Flag would be flown on March 11 on Ballymena Town Hall, Carrickfergus Town Hall and Smiley Buildings in Larne.

The Commonwealth Flag consists of the Commonwealth ‘C’ symbol in gold, on a blue field.

In the centre of the symbol is a globe, representing the global nature of the Commonwealth.

Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday, June 29 2019.

As in previous years, the flag will be hoisted on June 24 along with a small ceremony involving HM Lord-Lieutenant, the Mayor, Aldermen, Councillors and representatives from the Armed Forces and the Royal British Legion.

The flag will fly for one week leading up to national Armed Forces Day.

Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Cheryl Johnston, said: “I welcome the opportunity for the borough to join in the global celebrations for Commonwealth Day and Armed Forces Day.

“The values of the Commonwealth are amongst those shared here at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

“The theme this year of, a Connected Commonwealth, highlights all of the areas that we work together to promote here in Mid and East Antrim.

“The flying of both flags at all council buildings will show our Borough’s support for the Commonwealth and the Armed Forces.”

The location and timings of the ceremony will be confirmed by the new Mayor.

 

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