A celebration to mark St George’s Day on 23 April took place on Friday, 21 April, with a Flying of the Flag ceremony
The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Tony Virgo, led the celebration and was joined by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tina McKenzie-Boyle. The St George’s day flag was flown from Easthampstead House in Bracknell from Friday 21 April until Monday 24 April 2017.
St George’s Day celebrates the patron saint of England, who is said to protect the Monarch and the people from peril. According to legend, St George was a Roman soldier who slayed a dragon and saved a princess.
Cllr Tony Virgo said:
I am really delighted to celebrate our national day. St George was made the patron saint of England because of his ethics and honour, timeless qualities which mean he is revered throughout the country.
Image from left to right: Cllr Paul Bettison OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, Cllr Tony Virgo, Mayor for the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Tina McKenzie-Boyle, Deputy Mayor for the Borough of Bracknell Forest.