Liberation Day Parade
To mark the 27th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentinean occupation in 1982, a thanksgiving service was held in Christ Church Cathedral on 14 June. His Excellency the Governor attended the service together with the Commander British Forces, Members of the Legislative Assembly and representatives of the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, the Falkland Islands Defence Force and members of the Merchant Navy and Youth Groups. Veterans from 1982, including local residents and veterans from the United Kingdom, were also present. At 11.00 am a ceremony was held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building. After prayers His Excellency the Governor laid a wreath. Wreaths were also laid by a Member of Legislative Assembly, the Commander British Forces, by representatives of the Armed Services, Veteran associations, and by relatives. A civic reception, hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, was held in the Town Hall from 11.30 am.