Morning: Strength of Our Nation
The Strength of Our Nation morning segment will focus on our history and traditions, and celebrate our strength and unity built up over the past 55 years. NDP2020 will begin with the Prime Minister’s National Day Message, followed by a parade at the Padang reviewed by the President. As the historic site of the first ever National Day Parade in 1966, the Padang serves as a fitting location to start a day of celebration. While the National Anthem is played at the Padang, flag-raising ceremonies will take place across the island as we call on Singaporeans to sing the Anthem together.
For the first time, traditional NDP favourites will move across Singapore and through the heartlands. The “Fly Our Flag” aerial display will see the state flag flying past homes across the nation, while the “Roar of Unity” by our F-15SG fighter jets will soar around the island. On land, the Mobile Column will bring assets from the Singapore Armed Forces and the Home Team to homes throughout the country. Our Red Lions will also make special appearances at selected heartlands locations while vessels from the Navy and various public agencies will participate in a maritime sailpast. These displays will also pay special tribute to our frontline fighters, essential workers, and everyday Singaporeans for their strength and resilience as we collectively overcome challenges and emerge stronger.