To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, a program of activities has been arranged for Saturday 14 June 2014, beginning with a Thanksgiving Service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am, according to a release from Gilbert House.
Governor Colin Roberts, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Commander British Forces will attend the service.
A parade with marching troops from the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army, and Royal Air Force will follow. The Royal British Legion and Associations and Youth Groups will be in attendance as well as Veterans from 1982.
At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building. After prayers Governor Roberts 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.
Following the ceremonies a public reception hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, will be held in the Town Hall from 1130 hrs to 1300 hrs. All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend.
The Falkland Islands Government annual reception at Lincoln’s Inn in London will be taking place this year on Tuesday 10th June 2014.