Military Units in Fort Magsaysay Celebrate Independence Day

    Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija - The 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army together with other military units in Fort Magsaysay held a Flag Raising Ceremony at 7:30 on June 12, 2019, as part of the 121st Independence Day Celebration.

    All military units inside Fort Magsaysay unitedly honored the National Flag headed by Major General Lenard T Agustin AFP, Commander, 7ID alongside Major General Ramiro Manuel A Rey AFP, Commander of the AFP Special Operations Command (AFP SOCOM).

    Aside from 7ID and AFP SOCOM, the Army Artillery Regiment (AAR), Maneuever Center of the Training and Doctrines Command (TRADOC), Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) or SFRA, Light Reaction Regiment (LRR) and Army Aviation Battalion (AABn) joined the Flag Raising Ceremony.

    During the Ceremony, MGen Agustin read the message of Lieutenant General Macairog S Alberto AFP, Commanding General, Philippine Army for the Independence Day Celebration.

    "Let us remember the sacrifices of our heroes, our fallen comrades who offered their lives for us to enjoy the freedom that we have today. I would like to remind everyone that freedom is not free, that the last breath of our heroes make our flag move. As men and women in uniform, let us remain steadfast in performing our job and serve the Filipino people wholeheartedly," said MGen Agustin.

    He also added, "I believe that it is the duty of every Filipino to protect our freedom and independence. Let us be united as one nation not only during such historical moments like this, not only during calamities but at all times."

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