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2003-07-04 05:47:37

A Truly National Celebration

After all the hoo-ha about desecration of the Bahamian flag, we are pleased to see that the Independence Secretariat is on the job.

A flag-raising ceremony on Monday officially launched the country's 30th-anniversary celebrations. The first island to receive the flag was Eleuthera, where MPs Alvin Smith and Oswald Ingraham were on hand and "all together."

The flag will travel to all of the major Family Islands and return to Nassau on July 9 for the independence services. Members of the original constitutional reform committee, led by former deputy prime minister Arthur Hanna, will escorted on to Clifford Park for the event.

This editorial writer recalls that historic moment in 1973 when the Bahamian flag unfurled for the first time. The writer was at the time a government press marshal working closely with a police lance corporal named Paul Farquharson.

We were truly all together then. Would that it could be that way again.

Editorial, The Nassau Guardian 

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