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St Helena : ASCENSION ISLAND PROUDLY RAISES ITS NEW FLAG
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 19.05.2013 (Article Archived on 02.06.2013)

On Saturday morning on 11 May 2013, many gathered outside the Ascension Island Government building in Georgetown to witness a significant occasion in the Islandís history.

ASCENSION ISLAND PROUDLY RAISES ITS NEW FLAG

 On Saturday morning on 11 May 2013, many gathered outside the Ascension Island Government building in Georgetown to witness a significant occasion in the Islandís history. The Islandís first ever flag ascended the AIG Building Flag Pole. On Saturday morning on 11 May 2013, many gathered outside the Ascension Island Government building in Georgetown to witness a significant occasion in the Islandís history. The Islandís first ever flag ascended the AIG Building Flag Pole.

 

The flag features the Ascension Island Crest, the Green Turtle, volcanic landscape, seabirds and endemic plants.

 

The ceremony was initiated by the Ascension Islandís Administrator, Colin Wells. A short sermon by Rev Squadron Leader Alex Hobson followed. The honour of raising the flag went to Brian ďDutchĒ Lawrence, Mervyn Isaac and Douglas ďAuggieĒ Augustus (pictured), three of the Islandís longest serving residents. Douglas was also celebrating his 50 anniversary of arriving on Ascension.

 

Once the flag was raised, the crowd erupted with applause. The Office of the Administrator commented: ĎLong may Ascensionís flag fly proudly over us.í

SHG

14 May 2013

 

 

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