To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, the elected government of the Islands has arranged the following program for Friday 14 June 2013.
A Thanksgiving Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45am. His Excellency Governor Nigel Haywood, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Chief of Staff will attend the service.
The marching troops will consist of the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army, and Royal Air Force. The Royal British Legion and Associations and Youth Groups will be in attendance. Veterans from 1982 will also be present.
At 11.00am 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 Chief of Staff, 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 10.45am. 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.
It is appropriate for medals and decorations to be worn on this occasion.
A public reception hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, will be held in the Town Hall from 1130hrs to 1300hrs. All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend.