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Ministry of National Defense participates in New Year’s Day Flag-raising Ceremony Welcomes New Hopes for the New Year

  • 2022/01/01
At the flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on New Year's Day for 2022 111 of the Republic of China, "Resilient Taiwan, World As One" was the theme for the year. (Photographed by reporter Chen Jiun-jiun, Military News Agency)
At the flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on New Year's Day for 2022 111 of the Republic of China, "Resilient Taiwan, World As One" was the theme for the year. (Photographed by reporter Chen Jiun-jiun, Military News Agency)

(Reporter Chen Jiun-jiun of Military News Agency, Taipei, 1st) The New Year’s Day flag-raising ceremony of the Republic of China for 2022 was held at the Presidential Office, with the theme "Resilient Taiwan, World As One." The event was presided over by President Tsai in person. The entire audience of both military and civilian individuals, led by representatives of medical staff, sang the national anthem as they expressed love for the country with practical actions. The national flag was slowly raised at the same time as all celebrated the arrival of 2022 in the Republic of China.

Chiu Kuo-cheng, the Defense Minister, led General Chen, the Chief of Joint Staff, Po Horng-Huei Alex, Deputy Minister of Military Affairs, General Wang, Deputy Minister of Armament, and representatives from the joint staff units, as well as student representatives from the Military, Naval, and Air Force Academy, Fu Hsing Kang College, NDU, Management School, Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, National Defense Medical Center, Army Academy, Air Force Institute of Technology, and Chung Cheng Armed Forces Preparatory School, and others, for a total of 500 members, in participating in the flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on New Year's Day.

At the New Year's Day Flag-Raising Ceremony in front of the Presidential Palace, medical representatives were arranged to sing the national anthem to express thanks to the Armed Forces and medical staff throughout the country for their hard work in epidemic prevention and homeland defense, singing alongside the Ministry of Defense Symphony Orchestra and Honor Guard of the Republic of China. Students from 10 military academies also took part in the flag-raising ceremony, which is especially meaningful.