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GIFT TO BRECON.

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GIFT TO BRECON. Misses Morgan to Present I ° New Borough Banner. At the close of the monthly meeting of the Brecon Town Council on Tuesday morning. Councillor Miss Philip Morgan made the following statement, which was very cordially received :— May I be allowed to make a request before we separate ? We are going in state to the Priory Church, when we offer our thanksgivings for the Peace, but, as you are all aware, we have no banner for the occasion, that purchased long ago by the Council being in shreds and too dilapidated for use. Without a banner the- ceremony will be shorn of what has for many years been a dignified feature of the Mayor's procession. My sister, Miss Nellie Morgan, has suggested to me (and I at once agreed with her) that, if you will accept it, it would be a pleasure to us -to give a new banner to the Borough, to be used for the first time at the service for the celebration of Victory and Peace. t The banner will be with one slight alteration a reproduction of the old one, as we cannot improve on the excellent design of our eminent townsman the late .John Evan Thomas, the celebrated sculptor. That design consists of the Red Dra-oil-of Wales bearing a shield on which will Jy) blazoned thl) arllls 0 f the ancient and loyal Borough of Breck- nock, with the motto below V Ddruig och a ddyry xychuyii, i.e. The Red Dragon will lead," surrounded by the national emblem, the leek. L We shall give the banner to the glorious and immortal memory of our brave fellow-townsmen, the men of Brecon (of course including Llanfaes) who fell in the Great War, who having given their lives to save ours, by their sacrifice helped to secure the peace we are about to celebrate. Some of them were the sons and grandsons of our oldest and dearest friends and neigh- bours, but the memory of each one is dear to us for the readiness with which they went, for the courage with which they died. We wish to link their memory with the banner by inscribing on it the old Breconshire motto, so characteristic of them and or our race, 'I(l i.e., Better death than dishonour," as a tribute to those who thought it better to face death on the field than to remain at home in safety, when their country was in danger. They have covered their names with glory, and the afterglow of that radiance will for ever rest on the name of the town of Brecon, of which they were citizens. We can never forget them, we think of them with grateful pride in our sorrow, and with an affec- > tionate admiration that the years will not lessen, for they fell as heroes in their unselfish devotion to their King and their Country. Sir, we beg your acceptance of this gift to the Borough, and by accepting it I you will be giving civic expression to our reverence for their memory, and to the sympathy we all feel with our bereaved fellow burgesses. (Applause). Miss Morgan also intimated that the painting, <&c., of the banner would be carried out by their old friend Mr Rich, who would put his most artistic work into it. (Hear, hear). The Mayor (Mr W. F. Parry deWinton) said that on behalf of the Council he accepted with the deepest gratitude the handsome present from Councillor Miss Morgan and her sister. They would always, and especially on the day when they went to church to celebrate the Peace, remember the most beautiful expressions she had used that day, which so well represented the real sentiment which should be in the hearts of all on such a solemn occasion. (Hear, hear).

Chaplain's Fine Record.

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