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Sun, 05 Jun, 2016 12:01:56 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Jun 5
Armed Forces Flag Day parade in Turku on Saturday. Photo – Lehtikuva.
The Armed Forces Flag Day was observed on Saturday across the country showing due respect to the war veterans.
A total of 900 marchers, 42 vehicles, eight aircraft and six helicopters participated in the Armed Forces Flag Day parade in Turku.
Thousands of people watched the parade participated by Army, Navy and Air Force units.
The parade was received by the Chief of Defence Vice Admiral Kari Takanen, Turku Mayor Aleksi Randell, and Agricultural Counsellor Eeri Hyrkkö who also represented the war veterans.
A number of Navy ships docked at Aurajoki, offering public access.
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