Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 19, 2019 (ZIZ News): Citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis flocked to Warner Park on Thursday morning for the 36th Anniversary of Independence Military Parade.
Hundreds of persons filled the seats of Warner Park Stadium to witness the annual Ceremonial Parade in celebration of independence.
The parade consisted of members of the armed and unarmed units which included the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force, the Royal St. Christopher And Nevis Police Force, Fire and Rescue Services, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Unit, Her Majesty’s Prison Officers, crossing guards, and several uniformed youth groups including the various branches of the Explorers Clubs.
The proceedings began with the arrival of the Governor General His Excellency s.w. Tapley Seaton GCMG CVO, QC, JP followed by the playing of the national anthem.
Prime Minister Dr. The Hon. Timothy Harris then inspected the units to the sound of the Defence Force Band.
Following the inspection the Governor General took to the dais to witness the march past of the various troops.
The activities in the park wrapped up with the ceremonial three cheers to the nation.
Several members of the cabinet were in attendance to witness the parade, along with the Federation’s only living national hero, Sir Kennedy A Simmonds and a number of foreign diplomats who are visiting the Federation for the celebration.
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