March 18, 2021

ORANJESTAD - On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Governor of Aruba, His Excellency Alfonso Boekhoudt, together with his wife Hanneke Boekhoudt-Koetse, attended the protocol ceremony in honor of Dia di Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and Flag day).

The Governor of Aruba, His Excellency Alfonso Boekhoudt, and with his wife Hanneke Boekhoudt-Koetse, attends the protocol ceremony on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in honor of Dia di Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and Flag day).Governor Boekhoudt was received for this occasion by the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Culture, Xiomara Maduro, at Plaza Libertador G.F. Betico Croes.

The Governor of Aruba, His Excellency Alfonso Boekhoudt, and with his wife Hanneke Boekhoudt-Koetse, attends the protocol ceremony on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in honor of Dia di Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and Flag day).After the Aruban flag was raised, the children's choir of the Cacique Macuarima School sang the national anthem with musical accompaniment by Danny Koolman and with sign language by Stella Montsanto. Prime Minister Wever-Croes gave a speech, after which Pastor Andry Jose prayed for the Country of Aruba. Frenk Lorenzo-Croes then read his poem as the absolute winner of  Poeta di Patria 2021 (Poet laureate 2021).

The Governor of Aruba, His Excellency Alfonso Boekhoudt, and with his wife Hanneke Boekhoudt-Koetse, attends the protocol ceremony on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in honor of Dia di Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and Flag day).Two winners of the festival 'Un Canto pa Aruba su Himno y Bandera' sang a song: John Maynard-Wever (category 7-9 years, 2020) and Caylee Pietersz (category 10-12 years, 2021). The children's choir of the Cacique Macuarima School also sang two songs: 'Mi Aruba' and 'Lama'. In addition, youth from Club di Movimiento held a dance presentation. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the national anthem of Aruba was again sung by the children's choir of the Cacique Macuarima School.

The Governor of Aruba, His Excellency Alfonso Boekhoudt and his wife wish you all a Happy Celebration of March 18.

Photos: © Cabinet Governor Aruba

The Aruban flag during the protocol ceremony on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in honor of Dia di Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and Flag day)

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