Devon celebrates Europe Day

Posted on: 10 May 2018

Yesterday we celebrated Europe Day. The date marks the day in 1945 that saw the end World War Two in Europe and the restoring of peace across the continent.

Devon County Council’s Chairman, Councillor Ray Radford, raised the European flag at County Hall, Exeter, saying that the day marks not only a return of peace but the need to work to ensure the continuation of peace in the future.

Addressing members of the Devon Branch of the European Movement, Chairman Ray Radford, said:

Chairman Ray Radford

“We are beginning a new chapter in our relationship with the European mainland.  It is important as most politicians recognise that while we are leaving the EU, we are not leaving Europe. Not only is that geographically impossible, but the many links and twinning groups like those we have in Devon will inevitably continue.  So let us look to the future and as we raise this flag remember the original reason for the day which is peace and friendship with our neighbours.”

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