The Falkland Islands will be marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation with a vast program scheduled for Sunday 14, June, 2015, in the capital Stanley.<
The program includes a religious service, a ceremony at Liberation Monument and later a reception hosted by Falkland Islands governor Colin Roberts. MLA Ian Hansen will be presented with the South Atlantic Medal on behalf of all Islanders.
The program announced by Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands elected Legislative Assembly is as follows.
A Thanksgiving Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am., Sunday June 14. 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. The Royal British Legion and Associations and Youth Groups will be in attendance. Veterans from 1982 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 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.
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 1130 hrs to 1330 hrs. At 1200 noon Governor Colin Roberts will present the South Atlantic Medal to MLA Ian Hansen on behalf of all Islanders.
The Medal has been awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to the Falkland Islands in recognition of the Islanders who assisted the Forces of the United Kingdom during the Liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982. During the presentation of the medal the door and bar will be closed. All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend.