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16th September ~ Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day

September 16, 2011

Today is the day when Papua New Guinea celebrates Independence Day. PNG. PNG became an independent country in 1975. In the USA, we celebrate our Independence with remembering that we had to fight a war against Britain to win our freedom as our own country. PNG’s Independence was a political agreement without war. And PNG remains a part of the British Commonwealth.

Thomas Shacklady is the composer of the PNG National Anthem “O ARISE ALL YOU SONS OF THIS LAND”

O arise all you sons of this land
Let us sing of our joy to be free,
Praising God and rejoicing to be
Papua New Guinea
Shout our name from the mountains to the seas
Papua New Guinea;
Let us raise our voices and proclaim
Papua New Guinea
Now give thanks to the good Lord above
For his kindness, His Wisdom love
For this land of our fathers so free
Papua New Guinea
Shout again for the whole world to hear
Papua New Guinea
We’re independent and we’re free,
Papua New Guinea

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