The Falkland Islands are marking today Monday June 14 the 28th anniversary of the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982 and a full program has been outlined by Gilbert House.
A Thanksgiving Service will be held in Stanley’s Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am. His Excellency the Governor Alan Huckle, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Commander British Forces will attend the service.
The marching troops, consisting of the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army and Royal Air Force will be led by the Light Cavalry Band. Members of the Merchant Navy and Youth Groups will be in attendance. Veterans from 1982, including local residents and a small contingent from the United Kingdom will also be present.
At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building. After prayers His Excellency the Governor will lay a wreath. Wreaths will also be laid by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, the Commander British Forces, Veteran associations, and by relatives and others wishing to do so.
Members of the community wishing to attend are asked to arrive no later than 10.45 a.m. Attention is drawn to the fact that Ross Road between Barrack St and Reservoir Road will be closed to traffic to enable the ceremony at the Monument to take place.
A civic reception, hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, will be held in the Town Hall from 11.30.
All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend. It is appropriate for medals and decorations to be worn on this occasion.