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fleur-de-lis

A stylized three-petal flower representing the French royal lily, tied by an encircling band and used as an ornamental device in late Gothic architecture and in later derivatives. See also: Ornament

fleur-de-lis

of France. [Flower Symbolism: Halberts, 28]

fleur-de-lis

symbol of the trinity; resembles lily. [Christian Symbolism: EB, IV: 182]
See: Trinity
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Coveted Blue Flags are awarded annually to the world's cleanest beaches - those with crystal-clear waters, good public access and the highest environmental standards.
The Blue Flag certification program, run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), is being implemented in about 50 countries.
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The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised environmental label owned by the Foundation for Environmental Education, and is awarded to beaches and marinas for cleanliness and safety.
The Blue Flag awards also looked at which ones met high environmental standards and tough international bathing water quality standards- whilst being picked based on a host of factors such as their cleanliness, safety and facilities.
"The Blue Flag is a prestigious mark of quality showing how seriously we take environmental and water quality standards in Wales.
Blue Flag, which started in 1987, is a voluntary eco-label acknowledged by the UN environment programme and the World Tourism Organisation, which has been awarded to more than 3,200 beaches and marinas in 37 countries since it was launched.
The firm, based in Porth Daniel, Menai Bridge which offers high speed boat trips is the first in the UK to achieve Blue Flag status.
In total, 65 beaches across the country received a Blue Flag and 125 were given a Seaside Award.
The Blue Flag certification is awarded to beaches and marinas around the world that meet its stringent standards.