Northumberland County Council will be marking Commonwealth Day next week by flying a flag from County Hall.
The local authority will be joining 499 other organisations across the UK for the dedication ceremony.
Members of the public are invited to be part of the occasion on Tuesday, March 10, at 9.45am, where a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation and message from the Queen will be read out.
This year marks the first time local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities will take part in local flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day.
The new initiative enables communities to become involved in associating themselves with widespread public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for, and opportunities offered to its citizens across the world.
Civic head of Northumberland County Council, Kath Nisbet said: “I am proud that Northumberland will be part of this historic occasion and I hope that raising the flag in unison will unite the Commonwealth and raise awareness of what it represents to us all.”