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Barbados marks 47 years with pomp and precision

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Barbados marks 47 years with pomp and precision

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FOR THE second time this month, members of the armed forces took centre stage.
Today, it was the staging of the annual parade to mark independence celebrations at the Garrison Savannah.
More than 900 people, including members of the armed and unarmed forces took part in the 75-minute display for the 47th anniversary of independence. Many of them also took part in the Remembrance Day parade at the start of the month.
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and other Members of Parliament and the government were on hand, as were hundreds of Barbadians who crowed the historic venue to catch a glimpse.
The celebrations climaxed with three loud cheers by the units, the final rendition of the National Anthem, and a 21-gun salute. (SAT)