1962, and 50 years later
Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012
1962, and 50 years later
THE past intertwined with the present in Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain in the late hours of Thursday night and the early hours of yesterday morning with the Government's re-enactment of the historic flag-raising ceremony of August 31, 1962 which witnessed the birth of Trinidad and Tobago as an independent nation.
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