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  Freedom of the City
The granting of "The Freedom of the City" is therefore a private matter between civic officials and the specific unit concerned.
The ceremony starts as the unit to be granted the Freedom of the City marches towards city hall, colour cased and rifles carried without bayonets fixed.
The ceremony to exercise Freedom of the City is similar, except the unit may march directly to city hall with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.
kilby.sac.on.ca /ActivitiesClubs/cadets/SpecialEvents/Feedom_of_the_City.htm   (702 words)

  
  Freedom of the City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freedom of the City is an award made by English towns and cities, to esteemed members of its community; such people may then be termed Freemen or Freewomen of the City.
In contemporary society, the award of Freedom of a City or Borough tends to be entirely ceremonial, given by the local government in many Towns and Cities on those who have served in some exceptional capacity, or upon any whom the City wishes to bestow an honour.
Elsewhere in the world, notably in Scotland, Australia and Canada, Freedom of the City has a narrower definition: it is an award to local and foreign military units, giving them the right to march into the city "with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freedom_of_the_City   (922 words)

  
 Freedom of the City celebration
One of the most prized honours of a marching unit is the conferring upon the unit of the privilege and distinction of the Freedom of the City - the honour for all time of marching through the city with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.
The Freedom of the city is granted to a military unit which has enjoyed a long and happy relationship with a city.
This freedom was "confirmed and granted in grateful recognition of the high esteem in which all ranks are held by the citizens of Saint John and, being found by United Empire Loyalists, of the close cooperation between the Regiment and the City of Saint John which has continued since the fourth of May, 1793".
www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca /Heritage/3far/Freedom.htm   (301 words)

  
 City of Victoria - Freedom of the City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
City of Victoria - Freedom of the City
The Freedom of the City, the highest award conferred by the City of Victoria, is reserved for individuals who have brought recognition to Victoria through their achievements.
The freedom of the city relates back to the medieval term "freeman", meaning someone who was not the property of a feudal lord and who enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land.
www.city.victoria.bc.ca /archives/archives_reffrdm.shtml   (953 words)

  
 City of Victoria - Freedom of the City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
City of Victoria - Freedom of the City
The Freedom of the City, the highest award conferred by the City of Victoria, is reserved for individuals who have brought recognition to Victoria through their achievements.
The freedom of the city relates back to the medieval term "freeman", meaning someone who was not the property of a feudal lord and who enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land.
www.victoria.ca /archives/archives_reffrdm.shtml   (953 words)

  
 City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Royal Visit Freedom of the City Ceremony and Parade
The Freedom of the City ceremony is an example of a military tradition, which began in the 15th century in England.
Today, the granting of the Freedom of the City is a traditional means for a municipality to honour a unit of the Canadian Forces and is a private matter between civic officials and the unit concerned.
The unit to be granted the Freedom of the City marches toward City Hall, in column of route, colours/flags cased and bayonets unfixed.
www.cityofkingston.ca /cityhall/royalvisit/parade.asp   (609 words)

  
 Freedom of the City Recipients
The Key to Waitakere City is traditionally presented by the Mayor at a Civic Ceremony to acknowledge the contribution of an individual or organisation in furthering the ideals of the City, or to recognise outstanding achievement in sport or humanitarian work at an international level.
The Key To The City and a photo of Karekare Beach was presented to the Rt Hon Jonathon Hunt MP at parliament in recognition of his dedication, service and contribution to the community of Waitakere City in the field of Politics.
Freedom of Entry to Waitakere City is celebrated from time to time with a Charter Parade through the city streets and the presentation of a scroll and the flag of the City.
www.waitakere.govt.nz /abtcit/ppl/citykey.asp   (764 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Freedom of the City
Freedom of the City is an award made by towns and cities, to esteemed members of its community; such people may then be termed Freemen or Freewomen of the City.
In the Republic of Ireland Freedom of the City is generally given to noted foreign and national dignatories and list often never exceed a few dozen.
On August 4 2004, Nelson Sulpico, a Filipino taxi driver was awarded the key to the city in recognition of his honesty after returning a bag containing fl pearls worth 70,000 US dollars that had been left in his cab by its owner.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Freedom_of_the_City   (680 words)

  
 Guild of Freemen - History
The Freedom of the City of London was, in the earliest times, an essential requirement for all who wished to carry on business and prosper in trade with in the Square Mile.
Although it is no longer necessary to be a freeman to work in the City, the proud history of the City of London is such that large numbers of men and women have rightly regarded it a privilege to be admitted to the Freedom of the City.
Freedom of the City of London is only granted by the Corporation of London, which also holds an extensive archive and library of historical records.
www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk /freedom.php   (313 words)

  
 :: MADIBA TO GET FREEDOM OF THE CITY ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
THE freedom of the city award is meant to honour a person's contribution to the city.
After two postponements, the City of Johannesburg has finalised the date for the conferment of the freedom of the city on the former president.
The freedom of the city is the highest recognition of a person's contribution to the welfare of the city and its inhabitants.
www.joburg.org.za /2004/july/july20_freedom.stm   (364 words)

  
 District of Maple Ridge - Our Community - Freedom of the City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Community Charter allows Freedom of the District to be bestowed by a unanimous vote of the members of Council to honour a distinguished person in the Municipality who has made a significant contribution to the Municipality.
Over time, as more and more people were recognized with basic rights by the government, the "Freeman of the City" designation came to be an honour bestowed on citizens who were seen to have given service of great value to their community in a voluntary capacity.
The District of Maple Ridge conferred Freedom of the District on:
www.mapleridge.org /community/freedom_city.html   (323 words)

  
 Freedom of the City, 2001 - 2002 plays
“The Freedom of the City” is directed by Jan Czechowski, dean of arts and sciences at St. Catherine, whose academic specialty is Irish drama.
Irish playwright Brian Friel wrote “Freedom” shortly after the “Bloody Sunday” in January 1972, when 13 peacefully demonstrating civil rights marchers in Derry were shot dead by British soldiers.
The St. Thomas-St. Catherine production of “The Freedom of the City” stars three St. Thomas students in principal roles: freshman Devin Malone as Michael; senior Courtney Sebo as Lily; and graduate English student Shawn Boyd as Skinner.
www.stthomas.edu /theater/season02f.htm   (410 words)

  
 Freedom City by Gregory McEwan (Book) in Books > Fiction & Literature > Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Freedom city is a coming-of-age story that covers the experiences of Benjamin, a young man whose life changes on his twentieth birthday.
This trek as detailed in Freedom City speaks volumes of the need to exist as an individual and to be accepted for who we are and as how we were created.
It also, at the same time, teaches of the need to empathise with, and be tolerant of the biased who in their ignorance create a furnace of torture and discomfort not only for those who bear the brunt of their criticisms but for themslves.
www.lulu.com /content/108597   (891 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Travel | Saturday section | Freedom of the city
This ex-Constantinople is one of the world's most powerful and charismatic cities, a massive, unknowable megalopolis of maybe 14 million souls, maybe more, all of them moving at all times, frenetic, chaotic.
This is a fantastic contemporary city as well as a historic one, but most visitors rarely see that, as they are focused solely on the guidebook and postcard stuff.
This is a city in which you need an oasis of calm and comfort, and hotels don't get cooler or more elegantly tranquil than this former prison house in Sultanahmet.
travel.guardian.co.uk /saturdaysection/story/0,,1561568,00.html   (1459 words)

  
 Freedom City: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Freedom City is a fictional, EHandler: no quick summary.
Freedom City is a particular epicenter for superhumans, EHandler: no quick summary.
(Freedom City is still around in the year 2525 when it is the capital of the Confederation of Planets and home to the Freedom Legion (a version of the Legion of Superheroes Legion of Super-Heroes quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/freedom_city.htm   (2029 words)

  
 PLATFORM - Freedom in the City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Roman City of Londinium was founded on two wooded hills with a fresh water stream - the Walbrook - running between them, the city's walls surrounded by marshland.
Just as cities like Bristol are now confronting their past as slaving ports, so the City of London now needs to reckon with the legacy of the East India Company and its contemporaries.
Freedom in The City proposes to create experimental guided walks in London's financial district, with the aim of inspiring people to explore and share their understanding of the complexity of our current globalised economy.
www.platformlondon.org /fitc.htm   (1455 words)

  
 Freedom of the City of London...
Today freedom of the City has fewer privileges but is still taken up by some 1,800 people from all walks of life every year.
From medieval to Stuart times the City was the major source of financial loans to monarchs, who sought funds to support their policies at home and abroad.
That London enjoyed certain freedoms and had a form of civic administration before the Norman conquest can be seen in the Charter granted by William the Conqueror in 1067, in which he promised to recognise the rights, privileges and laws that the City had enjoyed since the time of Edward the Confessor (1042-62).
www.christopherfrancis.co.uk /freedom.htm   (2567 words)

  
 Freedom of the City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today is the granting of the Freedom of the City of London.
Town dwellers who were protected by the charter of their town or city were often free - hence the term 'freedom of the City'.
The freedom of the City is closely associated with membership of the City livery companies, successors to the ancient guilds.
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk /Corporation/leisure_heritage/freedom_of_city   (166 words)

  
 Coventry City Council: Freedom of the City of Coventry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coventry City Council: Freedom of the City of Coventry
Eventually in 1345, Coventry became a City and had a Mayor in 1348.  The Freemen were then able to swear an oath of allegiance before him and this ceremony has been carried out to this day with little change to the content.
A small pension upon reaching pensionable age, from the Coventry Freemen's Charity, for the relief in need for needy Freemen of the City and their dependants, and the widows and widowers of a deceased Freeman who are resident with the boundary of the City.
www.coventry.gov.uk /ccm/content/legal-&-democratic-services-directorate/democratic-services/lord-mayors/freedom-of-the-city-of-coventry.en;jsessionid=bpMXxsoBA8fc   (494 words)

  
 SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society | Tristram Hunt: Freedom of the city
With new financial freedom and the political leadership of directly elected mayors, Prescott is pinning his hopes on a civic renaissance akin to the days of Joseph Chamberlain's Birmingham.
To foster effective civic leadership, the government must allow councils the freedom to fail: to let them have access to the financial resources and political autonomy which have historically produced the most enterprising municipalities.
It is up to the city's electors, not the desiccated number-crunchers of the audit commission, to judge their council.
society.guardian.co.uk /localgovfinance/story/0,1205,764994,00.html   (771 words)

  
 Inner City Press Freedom of Information Guide
For what it's worth, Inner City Press on September 24 submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Reserve Board for documents concerning the Fed's anti-money laundering initiatives; the Fed denied ICP's request for expedited processing, and as of October 19, had not provided any responsive documents...
Inner City’s FOIA guide, therefore, focuses particularly on the issues (and evasions) raised by the federal bank regulatory agencies, especially the Federal Reserve Board, and by state agencies, particularly state insurance regulators seeking to keep secret the information they hold concerning the fairness of insurance companies’ underwriting practices.
City of Schenectady, et al., Appellants, was published in the New York Law Journal of April 7, 1999, at 27.
www.innercitypress.org /foia.html   (4548 words)

  
 Freedom of the City of Burlington, Sept 18, 2005
Freedom of the City of Burlington, Sept 18, 2005
It's the third Freedom of the City for the RHLI (Hamilton, 1962, Stoney Creek, 1987) and the first time the City of Burlington has granted such an honour to any person or organization.
They were very well received during the Freedom of the City parade as they finally struck up the music during the inspection and after the granting of the Freedom of the City.
www.rhli.ca /exercises/18sept05-freedomburlington.html   (1564 words)

  
 The Freedom of Dublin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The compliment I felt to be greatly enhanced by the motion to confer the freedom of the city upon me being carried without a single dissentient voice.
At the conferring of the freedom, and at the meeting of the Corporation at which the unanimous resolution to confer it was passed, very complimentary references were made to me by the Lord Mayor and many members.
The conferring of the freedom of the city upon me was made the occasion of several valuable presentations to me. The Municipal Officers' Association gave me a diamond pin, and entertained me at dinner.
www.chapters.eiretek.org /books/cameron/cameron8.htm   (4950 words)

  
 City of Vancouver News Release: Dal Richards nominated to receive Freedom of the City award
Richards, who was awarded the City's Civic Merit award in 1994, is an active volunteer with the Variety Club, the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Vancouver AM Tourist Services.
The City of Vancouver began recognizing individuals with the Freedom of the City Award in 1936.
Recipients of the award are recognized during a special ceremony at Council, which consists of the reading and presentation of a framed scroll, the Freedom Medal and a decal that permits free parking at City parking meters.
www.city.vancouver.bc.ca /ctyclerk/newsreleases2005/NRdalrichards.htm   (318 words)

  
 City of Lincoln Council - Freedom of the City — RAF Waddington ...
City of Lincoln Council - Freedom of the City — RAF Waddington...
Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive and Town Clerk of the City of Lincoln Council has sent a letter of apology to the City’s MP, Gillian Merron, members of the Civic Party and City Councillors involved in the procession, for the embarrassing position they were unfortunately put in.
The Freedom of the City, granted to RAF Waddington in 1959, allows them to march through the streets of Lincoln with “bayonets fixed and flags flying”.
www.lincoln.gov.uk /news_det.asp?id=4454&sec_id=468   (617 words)

  
 Address on Receiving the Freedom of the City of Kingston Jamaica, 30 June 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I am deeply moved to receive the 'Freedom of the City of Kingston', making me a fellow resident of this great city, where once legendary citizens such as the Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Norman and Michael Manley lived.
This City produced some of the most talented practitioners in the musical arts, and shared with the world the creativity of these residents.
No endowment can surpass the gift of freedom to share with a people their rights, culture, history and residence, with all the glory that goes with their city.
www.dfa.gov.za /docs/speeches/2003/mbek0630a.htm   (775 words)

  
 The Worshipful Company of Saddlers : Freedom of the City
The Freedom of the City was, from medieval times to the early 19th century, a prerequisite for any man who wished to work or trade within the City's boundaries.
The whole municipal structure of London was based on the status of the Freemen, and the continuing admission of Freemen is today one of the significant differences between the Corporation of London and every other local authority in Great Britain.
The second – which dates from 1835 – allows those who are not members of livery companies to be admitted to the Freedom of the City by the Court of Common Council.
www.saddlersco.co.uk /livcom.html   (304 words)

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