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Hertsmere Borough Council to fly the flag for Commonwealth Day
A mayor is seeking a child to help him raise a flag for freedom and democracy.
Hertsmere Borough Council will be leading celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day on March 10 for the first time this year.
It will join local authorities across the country raising a flag to represent its commitment to the values of the Commonwealth and the opportunities it offers to citizens of the world.
The Mayor of Hertsmere Paul Morris has launched a competition to find a pupil to raise the flag.
Children between the ages of five and 11 who live or attend school in Hertsmere are being challenged to identify as many flags as possible from the 53 countries included in the Commonwealth.
Cllr Morris said: “The winner will join me and other local dignitaries on the day to raise the flag and help lead celebrations within Hertsmere on Commonwealth Day.”
At the event, the Mayor will read a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation before raising the Commonwealth flag.
To enter the competition, visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk. The form should be returned to the council by February 25.
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