Flag is raised to celebrate Commonwealth Day in Peacehaven

A plaque and a candles to mark Commonwealth Day in Peacehaven
A plaque and a candles to mark Commonwealth Day in Peacehaven
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A Commonwealth Day service took place in Peacehaven on Monday (March 9).

The Deputy Mayor of Peacehaven, Cllr Helen Livings led the service to mark Commonwealth Day.

She raised the Commonwealth flag before lighting the candles and unveiling the plaque.

The service was attended by residents, the town crier, councillors, and students from Peacehaven Community School, and the Royal British Legion.

It was held at the War Memorial site at Meridian Park.

The Rev. Charlie Goring read a blessing for HRH The Queen and Commonwealth and a member of the Royal British Legion read poem ‘My Boy Jack’ – by Rudyard Kipling.

Visitors were invited to Community House to see the Deputy Mayor unveil a plaque and place a candle, which commemorates the event, in the garden outside the council offices.

Guests were then invited to join the Deputy Mayor for refreshments.

Commonwealth is the annual celebration of nations held on the second Monday in March.

The service at Westminister Abbey is usually attended by Her Majesty the Queen.

The Queen reads out a speech which is broadcast throughout the world.

If you would like more information about upcoming events in Peacehaven visit http://www.peacehavencouncil.co.uk/