Symbols of the Nation
Some would not consider national symbols to be of much importance.
They are, however, an outward display of a nation’s identity and pride in nationhood. That is why we see the red dragon flag of
So let the flag fly in every place to proclaim our nationhood, and let the flags of Glyndwr and Llywelyn fly too, in the places where they performed their feats in their vain attempts to free
Let us plant leeks in our gardens and daffodils in our parks. It is good news to hear that a national traditional folk theatre will open in Dolgellau, and that a Welsh national newspaper named “Y Byd” will be on the streets next March. These are minor events along the road to world recognition but they are significant. The foundation stones of the nation are already in place. We only await the consensus of the people, and the establishment of the nation-state with full self-governing powers in a Welsh Parliament. For other nations,
By working together, whatever our leanings and political persuasions, we can help to bring about change, to create a better
Alan in Dyfed