National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces in Seinäjoki
The National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces will be held in Seinäjoki on 4 June 2018.
The following national parade will take place on 6 December 2018 in Mikkeli.
The programme will include a review of troops at the Seinäjoki Football Stadium, a pass-in-review dismounted as well as by vehicles along Kirkkokatu complemented by equipment display in Koulukatu. The day will conclude with a Finnish Defence Forces 100 Summer Tour Concert in the Lakeus Park.
With ‘the Finnish Defence Forces 100 Years’ as its theme, the parade will feature troops from all three Services, the National Defence University as well as veteran's and national defence organisations.
The parade will be reviewed by Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces General Jarmo Lindberg, and the parade troops will be commanded by Army Chief of Staff Major General Markku Myllykangas. The field devotional will be held by Field Bishop Pekka Särkiö.
On 4 June 2018, the Finnish Defence Forces 100 - Summer Tour 2018 will be launched in the Lakeus Park in Seinäjoki by a concert that features the Finnish Air Force Band as well as the Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces with Club for Five and Diandra as soloists. The open-air concert is open to the public free of charge.
In addition to the review of troops and pass in review, the day also includes other interesting programme in Seinäjoki city centre. Everyone is welcome to join the festivities!
Programme for Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces , 4 June 2018:
Ceremonial Laying of Wreaths at Törnävä Cemetery
Ceremonial Raising of the Flag at Seinäjoki City Hall
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Statue of Mannerheim
Equipment Display in Koulukatu
Review of Troops at the Seinäjoki Football Stadium
Pass-in-review in Kirkkokatu
Display flights by the NH90 transport helicopter, the Hornet, and the Midnight Hawks
Finnish Defence Forces 100 Summer Tour Concert 2018 in the Lakeus Park
We will update the information on the parade on this website.
Additional information on the events of the Finnish Defence Forces’ 100th Anniversary Year is available online at puolustusvoimat.fi/100.