F or the eighth consecutive year, the SMF organises the SAF Day Combined Rededication Ceremony for the East Zone to commemorate and pay tribute to all SAF servicemen and women who played a part in making Singapore a safer home.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SAF Day Ceremony was held online for the first time, and the SMF was one of five civilian organisations chosen to conduct the virtual ceremony on site. Due to social distancing measures, only eight people were permitted to attend the ceremony on 1 July 2020 at the SMF’s concourse auditorium, including representatives from the Republic Singapore of Navy (RSN) Naval Diving Unit (NDU).
During the ceremony, representatives from SMF and NDU watched a live virtual ceremony at SAFTI Military Institute. Personnel from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) also pledged and reaffirmed their commitment to defending our country. Following the pledge, a one-minute silence was observed to remember SAF personnel who died while serving in the SAF.
Attendees stood in attention when Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was about to deliver the SAF Day message.
The SAF Pledge was recited to reaffirm the commitment to upholding our nation’s defence.
(front row from left): SMF President Mr Douglas Foo and SLTC Francis Goh, (second row from left): SMF Honorary Secretary Mr Ryan Chioh, SMF Honorary Treasurer Mr Saw Ken Wye, and LTC Alvin Choo. (last row from left): SMF Council member Mr Lim Meng Wee and then SMF Secretary-General Dr Ahmad Magad
Senior Lieutenant Colonel (SLTC) Francis Goh (left) presented a Token of Appreciation to SMF President Mr Douglas Foo.
A one minute of silence was held to remember SAF personnel who lost their lives during their service in the SAF.
Singing of the National Anthem together with other organisations and SAF personnel in various parts of Singapore.