The theme of this year's National Day Parade (NDP) will be #OneNationTogether. This is the first time the hash symbol (#) has been incorporated into an NDP theme, enabling Singaporeans to share the rally call through social media.
Sharing the inspiration behind the theme, Chairman of the NDP 2017 Executive Commitee (EXCO) Colonel Ong Yoke Lam Melvin said in a statement on Wednesday (May 17): "This year's NDP celebrates our precious social unity and the racial and religious harmony we enjoy today."
"It is in thus unity that we will continue to rally together as one people and one nation, against all future challenges, striving towards a brave and confident future," he added.
Highlights of NDP 2017 include the dignified Parade & Ceremony featuring the Presidential Gun Salute on the M3G Raft, a Salute to the Nation performed by the five Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG fighter aircraft, and a special tribute to 50 years of National Service.
For the first time, NDP will feature two Dynamic Defence Display segments showcasing our national defence capabilities and Whole-of-Government response against rising security threats.
Singaporeans are also encouraged to join the NDP 2017 conversation by tagging their photos, well-wishes, reflections or stories on their personal social media platforms and/or NDP social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with the following hashtags: #OneNationTogether, #NDP2017, #NDP17, #SG52.
The hash-tagged photos, well-wishes, reflections or stories will be compiled and published on the official NDP website.
For more information about NDP 2017, click here.