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Falklands marks 29th anniversary of June 14 liberation from Argentine occupation

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 16:55 UTC
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The Liberation Monument in Stanley which remembers the June 14 event The Liberation Monument in Stanley which remembers the June 14 event

The Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly has announced the program to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands from Argentine occupation in 1982 which will take place next Tuesday14 June 2011.

A Thanksgiving Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am. His Excellency the Governor, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Commander British Forces will attend the service. The marching troops will consist of the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army, and Royal Air Force. 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, concludes the public notice from Gilbert House.


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  • Typhoon

    Is there a good reason not to remove Argentina from the countries of the world? Britain has the capability. Britain could kill every Argentine and wipe the territory clean. But Britain is civilised. A word that no Argentine understands. But Britain can only be pushed so far. A tip for South American countries. Argentina consists of a bunch of psychotic, imperialistic wannabes. 1982 was a warm-up. Do you want to die in your billions? I don't care. You are on about the same level as muslims. Who should be exterminated. I quite like the idea of exterminating South Americans. Possible exclusion of Chile. Time to re-colonise South America. This time we should do it with people instead of brain-dead apes.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:21 pm 0
  • xbarilox

    Anniversaries in Argentina are published in British media, but anniversaries like this in the Falklands are not published in Argentine media, why is that? hmm That is because if our media did that, more and more people would know how things really are, that would make people think and seek for the truth. And if for some reason the Argentine media say something about this anniversaries is to accuse them of something like this:

    These people in the government need these conflicts to keep the power, unfortunately this fake nationalism is controlling the lives of millions in this country. This would be something that Argentin and the UK doing together, but like in 2007 when this government received and invitation and Néstor rejected this goverment of Cristina is doing the same, promoting the hate using people's feelings and teaching children more and more lies, and making people believe that we are the victims always, we did nothing wrong, we're good, we're great, we're perfect, we're awesome and the bad ones arre the others always. One day we'll finally learn to live in the present, I hope so.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:33 pm 0
  • Rubino84

    To the comment above: Civilised?...

    Want more?

    Hang on... there´s more!!!

    All in today´s news....

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:35 pm 0
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