Devon celebrates Europe Day
Posted on: 9 May 2017
We celebrated Europe Day today! The date marks the day, 9th May 1945, which saw the end of the war in Europe.
Devon County Council’s Chairman, Andrew Moulding, raised the European flag at County Hall, Exeter, saying that we mark the day as a return of peace but also as resolve that European countries live in peace in future.
Addressing members of the Devon Branch European Movement, Chairman Andrew Moulding, said:
“Now, following the referendum, we will be moving to 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.”