Honour Guard from the Republic Of China/Taiwan Brings Thrills to Independence 35

By:Curtis Morton
Basseterre-St. Kitts-The 35th anniversary of the Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis was celebrated inn a dynamic way on Wednesday 19th September, when the customary Independence Day parade was held at Warner Park.
A huge crowd was on hand to witness the Inspection of the various armed and unarmed bodies on parade, by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.
Homage was also paid to the Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sir Tapley Seaton, during the royal salute.
The various contingents on parade, marched smartly across the green at Warner Park, much to the delight of the crowd.
Taking top honours on the day, however, was the Honour Guard from the Republic of China/Taiwan, who not only marched, but gave a drills demonstration, which was second to none.
They truly excited the huge gathering.
Another feature of the day, was a little girl, who was part of the EXPLORERS group (a gathering of students and teachers from various schools across the island), who also thrilled the viewers with her energetic marching skills.
There were no speeches at the Park and after the various skills displays, which also included tremendous renditions and marching exhibitions from the Defence Force band, all of the groups marched smartly from the Park and through the streets of Basseterre, as the spectators thronged to see more

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