SAF Day Rededication Ceremony
By Revathie Dhanabalan
July 27, 2017
From Left: Sivaruuben (Army), Carter Ee (Army), Henry Tan (Army), Benedict Goh (Army),
Jim Goh (Air Force), Mr Edward Leong (CEO of SAFRA), Adrian Chia (Army), Nathaniel Lee (Navy),
Ronald Lim (Army), Aetiiqcaz Yee (Army), Dixon Ngai (Navy)
SAFRA celebrated SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) Day with a Rededication Ceremony at SAFRA Mount Faber alongside staff who represented past and present National Servicemen. Previously known as Armed Forces Day, SAF Day is on the 1st of July every year for servicemen and women to reaffirm their loyalty and commitment to the three armed forces of SAF: Army, Air Force and Navy.
Emcee for the event, Ronald Lim (Army)
CEO of SAFRA, Mr Edward Leong delivering the SAF Day message
SAF Day 2017 is one of great significance as it marks the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore and the 50th year of National Service (NS50). The theme for the NS50 Campaign this year is, "From My Generation to Yours", which highlights the importance of Singaporeans' continued support of National Service (NS) by passing the duty from one generation to the next. In his speech at the Rededication Ceremony, CEO of SAFRA, Mr Edward Leong, emphasised the importance of a strong SAF and the whole-hearted support of past and present National Servicemen to keep Singapore secure and Singaporeans safe.
Reciting the SAF Pledge
Singing the National Anthem with pride
From Left: Nathaniel Lee (Navy), Adrian Chia (Army), Jim Goh (Air Force)
For Jim Goh (Air Force), SAF Day is one of great importance to him. "Singaporeans gather to express their appreciation to NSmen for keeping fellow Singaporeans safe. It also reaffirms our pledge of loyalty and dedication to SAF as a servicemen". As for Nathaniel Lee (Navy), SAF Day represents an opportune moment for NSmen to reassert the purpose of NS and also reminisce their NS days.
We would like to thank our past and present NSmen for their dedication in keeping the nation safe! Join us in showing your appreciation with a #NS50salute and you may just stand to win some attractive prizes!