By Linda Straker
“Moving forward in unity to build a stronger nation” is the theme for the Grenada’s 41st Anniversary of Independence celebrations. This was announced by Culture and Heritage Minister Brenda Hood on Tuesday morning.
Addressing the media following the weekly Tuesday morning post Cabinet briefing, Hood reminded persons that Independence Celebrations are a national event.
Chairman of the National Celebrations Committee, Julie DuBois, disclosed that the theme is one which continues to focus on unity among the people. “It’s one that will bring us more closely together as Grenadians,” she said, while calling for more persons to attend the Church Service.
Activities for Independence will include events before and up to the 7th. There will also be a cultural extravaganza on 6 February in Grenville, and according to Dubois it’s an event that the people can look forward to.
The highlight will be a military parade on the Independence Day, 7 February. Superintendent Jessmon Prince said that during the parade, the main display will be the trooping of the national colours with the police band.
“It will be a simple parade. We will not be forming the 41st as we did for the 40th anniversary, but will be trooping the colours and the band,” he explained.
Awards will be presented to a number of outstanding Grenadians during the Independence Day rally.
“We will not have the award ceremony this year like we had last year for the 40th anniversary, but will be awarding persons on Independence Day,” DuBois said. Nominations for awards can be sent to the Ministry of Culture.