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The people of Falklands celebrate Liberation Day

Saturday, June 15th 2019 - 09:59 UTC
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On Friday the 14th June 2019, the people of the Falkland Islands and British Forces South Atlantic Islands, celebrated in Stanley the 37th anniversary of Liberation Day, that is when the Argentine occupying forces surrender to the British Task Force sent to the recover the Islands.

The day commenced with a Thanksgiving Service which was held in the Christ Church Cathedral, followed by the Liberation Day Parade and Ceremony at the Liberation Monument.

The Ceremony at the Monument included an Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths by government representatives and military officials. Members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and the Falkland Islands Defense Force were on parade.

Stanley residents turned out in numbers to accompany the celebration and some also laid wreaths at the Liberation Monument. Liberation Day is a public holiday in the Falklands.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • R. Ben Madison

    Congratulations to the free people of the Falkland Islanders on their liberation from unlawful fascist tyranny! And thanks to the British veterans of the Falklands War for their sacrifices in righting a historic injustice done to the Falklands by Argentina.

    Jun 15th, 2019 - 12:08 pm +5
  • bushpilot

    Is that a photograph of Alexander Betts?

    Alexander Betts was a Falkland Islander who was cheating on his wife with an Argentine woman.

    This was at the time that the guns and weapons of the powerful Argentine military, pushed justice, fairness, and truth aside, and engaged in a “passive” military occupation and “repossession” of the Falkland Islands.

    After this conflict was settled, Alexander Betts forsook his wife, his children, his own brothers, his people, and the Falklands, to be with that woman in Argentina. What kind of a man leaves his own children?

    He received a military pension for that occupation and oppression of his own people.

    Any words from a disgrace like Alexander Betts are very likely flawed.

    He was politically advantaged in Argentina in the past and might be expecting further political advantage after the upcoming elections there.

    There is nothing “passive” about an uninvited foreign military showing up with their guns and weapons in one's home. That is fork-tongued deception.

    That uninvited military was told by the UN to leave, it refused.

    Accusing the UK force in opposition to that armed occupation of being unfair for fighting back is incredibly cowardly and something a little child would do. Not even the Argentine military would be so cowardly and make such an argument.

    “I have a gun and will shoot you if you do not cooperate”. “If you shoot me that would be very unfair!” Only a weak coward would use this thinking.

    There was nothing but justice and fairness in the powerful UK military freeing the Falkland Islanders from the powerful Argentine occupiers.

    It is the Argentine people who are being groomed with very deceptive propaganda. The above post by Alexander Betts is a good example.

    The Falkland Islanders are human beings with a right to determine their future. They are not contradicting world harmony and peace by protecting and exercising that right to self-determination.

    May they always be free.

    Jun 16th, 2019 - 05:15 pm +4
  • Mike Summers

    A dignified remembrance of those who died returning our freedom from invasion and oppression. With grateful thanks to all those who died, were injured and still suffer the trauma of war.

    Jun 17th, 2019 - 11:50 am +4
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