In observance of the 51st anniversary of The Bahamas’ independence, the Executive and staff at the Ministry of National Security participated in a National Flag Day ceremony on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Orville A. Turnquest Building, John F. Kennedy Drive.

The event, which served as a poignant reminder of the nation’s journey and a celebration of the progress made, was attended by the Honorable Wayne Munroe, K.C., Minister of National Security, Acting Permanent Secretary Bridget Hepburn, Captain Shondel Pinder, Deputy Commander of the Defence Force, and ministry officials.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band delivered a stirring rendition of the National Anthem, setting a tone of reverence and patriotism. Following this, the hoisting of the National Flag was conducted by Defence Force Marines, under the direction of Sub Lieutenant Natasha Major.

In her statement, Acting Permanent Secretary Hepburn reflected on the nation’s journey and aspirations: “As we approach our 51st Independence, let us remember to thank God for how far we have come, and make a personal commitment to do all we can to improve our country in unity, love, and service.” 

As the country prepares to celebrate fifty-one years of independence, this ceremony was held today to reaffirm our collective commitment to national unity and progress.

By: Petty Officer Tancia Russell

Photos: Petty Officer Tancia Russell

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