Government Celebrates Flag Day, June 13th

The Government of St. Maarten will commemorate Flag Day, June 13th with a ceremony at the Government Administration Building in Philipsburg. The law regulating the flag of St. Maarten was established on June 13th 1985 by Island Decree. The flag was hoisted for the first time on November 11th 1985. On June 16th 2005 the Executive Council of St. Maarten proclaimed June 13th as Flag Day.


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The Council of Ministers invites the general public to attend the Flag Day ceremony, which starts at 9 am. Persons who are unable to attend the ceremony will have the opportunity to view the entire ceremony live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, as a result of a collaborative effort of the Department of Communication and St. Maarten Cable TV.

Highlights of the ceremony includes a march by Uniformed Troops consisting of Police, Fire and VKS Officers. The St. Maarten Flag will be hoisted and speeches will be given by the Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports. Additionally Ms. Roselle Richardson the designer of the flag will participate in a Toast and a selection of school children will also make their contribution to the celebration.

The general public should be aware that during the ceremony the Government Administration Building offices and the road in front will not be accessible (9 -10 am). Additionally, the weekly Council of Ministers Press Briefing will be cancelled.