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Pre-recorded production of the Formal Address and raising of the Union Flag

To enable Islanders to celebrate Liberation Day on 9 May 2020 during 'Stay at Home' guidance, a production was pulled together. Watch the Formal Address and raising of the Union Flag on the Liberation 75 YouTube channel, here.

The Bailiff spoke of the determination and resilience of Islanders at a time when restrictions are placed on our lives in 2020 – the very strengths upon which Islanders relied during the freedoms imposed on them during The Occupation.

His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor, Air Chief Marshal Stephen Dalton GCB then read a special message from Her Majesty the Queen to the People of Jersey from Government House. 

Following this, The Dean of Jersey, The Very Reverend Michael Keirle completed the address by reading a prayer from the Parish Church of St Helier.

The production then visits the Peace Tree in the Harbour to listen to versus of 'Beautiful Jersey' sung by Constable Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard and Miss Olivia Jones.

The Union Flag was then be raised upon the Pomme d’Or Hotel - as is tradition each year – re-enacting the moment the Island was liberated from occupation when British soldiers climbed up the balcony in Liberation Square to hoist the flag. The Flag was raised by Captain Brian Nibbs, during which the National Anthem was be played.

How to watch

This coverage can be found on the Liberation 75 YouTube channel, here.

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