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Flag flies to mark 100 years since World War 1


THE Commonwealth flag flew above Warrington Town Hall as the borough joined many others across the country to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and Commonwealth Day.
The borough council’s armed forces champion, Cllr Graham Friend, was joined by Cllr Diana Bennett, Cllr Jean Flaherty and the Rector of Warrington, Rev Canon Paul D Wilson,to light the fourth of four candles symbolising the four years of the First World War.
The ceremony has been repeated annually for the last four years.
Cllr Friend said: “The Commonwealth values of tolerance, respect and understanding as well as equity and fairness set out in the Commonwealth Charter are also the values that I speak about as armed forces champion.
“This small but symbolic and important event will give us time to reflect on what has gone before but also of conflicts today and how vital it is to continue to strive for our own communities and for our worldwide community also.”
Pictured (left to right) are: Rev Canon Paul D Wilson, Cllr Graham Friend, Cllr Diana Bennett and Cllr Jean Flaherty.


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