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Happy St. George's Day

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A Happy St. George's Day

St. George is the patron saint of England, believed to have been born in Turkey in the 3rd Century and a Christian.  He became a Roman soldier who protested against the Roman's torture of Christians and died for his beliefs.  The popularity of St. George in England stems from the time of the early Crusades when it is said that the Normans saw him in a visiion and were victorious.  His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England and part of the British flag.  St. George's emblem was adopted by Richard the Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th Century.  The King's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

Info found on Woodlands Junior School, Kent site and www.projectbritain.com/st.george3.html

 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful day to celebrate St. George.  Be gentle with the dragons if you meet any.