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To: All Flag Marshals: Action Australia-wide and action at Australian overseas posts
COMMONWEALTH DAY – Monday 10 March 2014
Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year by 53 Commonwealth countries on the second Monday in March. This year it falls on Monday 10 March 2014. The aim of commemorating Commonwealth Day is to promote understanding of global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth of Nations to improve the lives of its citizens.
The theme for Commonwealth Day 2014 is #TeamCommonwealth, which expresses the spirit of friendship and motivation towards the shared goals and values that exist between Commonwealth members.
In accordance with Australian flag protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown all day on Monday 10 March 2014 on Australian Government buildings and establishments.
State, territory and local government agencies as well as non-government organisations are also welcome to follow this protocol.
The financial and staffing implications arising from public holiday flag marshal duties in some states and territories are the responsibility of each organisation.
Information on flag protocol can be found at http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/flag.cfm.
Your assistance is appreciated.
Commonwealth Flag Officer
4 March 2014Top