Celebrating 119 years since the American flag was raised in the village of Fagatogo, on April 17, 1900 to acknowledge American Samoa as a protectorate of the United States of America. A ceremony will be held at the Veterans Stadium in Tafuna to commemorate this historical event.

6:00 AM–7:00 AM:  Parade Groups Formation on the Field

ARRIVAL OF DIGNITARIES

WELCOMING:  HTC Malemo Lafoia Tausaga, Deputy Secretary, OSA

INVOCATION:  Reverend Richard Vaeao, First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal              Church, Peteli, Nu’uuli

Reading of Proclamation:

SAMOAN:  Ms. D’Andre Si’imalevai, Senior Class President, Manu’a High School

ENGLISH:  Ms. Sophie Malama Young, NHS President, South Pacific Academy

Raising of colors: 

NATIONAL ANTHEM:  

Performed by:  Ms. Fa’afetai Lemautu, Faga’itua High School 

Colors raised by:  CPT Alesi Mageo, EMS & CPT Pou Tuaolo Supapo, DPS

AMERICAN SAMOA ANTHEM:

Performed by:  Mr. Jerry Laupapa, Marist-Fa’asao High School

Colors raised by:  Fa’alupega: Silifaiva Fai’ai, Olosega & Uso Lago’o, Faga’alu

SPECial Remarks:  Honorable Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Governor of American Samoa

Keynote Address: Department of the Interior

PASS IN REVIEW

TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCES:

Leone High School — Siva

Samoana High School — Siva

Tafuna High School — Pese

Saleaumua, Samoa — Siva & Pese

Closing Remarks:  Honorable Savali Talavou Ale, Speaker, House of Representatives, American Samoa Legislature

cultural Presentations:  Office of Samoan Affairs 

Lowering of colors:  Department of Public Safety

Benediction:  Reverend Richard Vaeao, First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, Peteli, Nu’uuli

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