St George's Day and the Flag - Should We Do More?
|Published: 21st April 2009 09:28|
By Barry Faust
Well it's that time of year again. St Patrick's day has passed as has St David's day. St Andrew's will not be far away either. The thing is, most people celebrate these days except ours,by that I mean St George's Day.
I annually try and arrange the council to fly the St George's flag on this day as it is a council in England paid for by the people of Portsmouth that live England.
Most people will now be saying so what!! Well just think - nobody really celebrates St George's Day and it is about time we did, not only as Country or County but as a City or Town and what better way to get Cosham on the map than by having an annual St George's Day parade(aka waterlooville) with the local scouts/brownies and/or TA marching down the high street followed by morris dancing in the precinct and all shops that are flying the flag offering anyone wearing a St George's Flag or cross to be given 10% discount in the local shops for example.
What do you think? Is it about time we celebrated this annual event properly? I for one will be emailing Daryn Brewer (chair of the Cosham Business Association) to let him know my views.
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