THE COMMONWEALTH flag of peace was flying high at Solihull Council to mark Commonwealth Day.
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson, and Mayoress Annette Meeson were joined at the flag raising on Monday (March 13) by members of the community for an indoors service due to the stormy weather.
Solihull was one of the few towns chosen to fly the special flag to mark ten years since Queen Elizabeth II signed the Commonwealth Charter.
The flag could be seen flying over the Council House in the afternoon once the weather improved.
Commonwealth Secretary-General the Right Honorable Patricia Scotland KC, said: “While the whole Commonwealth celebrates the tenth anniversary of the signing of our Charter, the Flag for Peace is a fitting way to recognise those values as we endeavour to live up to them.”
Held on the second Monday of every March, Commonwealth Day is designed to celebrate the values that unite 2.5billion people across 56 countries, offering opportunities for friendship and cooperation between the diverse and vibrant cultures within the Commonwealth.