Tuesday morning September 19th all the Benque area schools gathered at Centennial Park, Mayor of Benque Viejo H.E. Heraldo Ramcharan Jr, gave words of inspiration to the children and the Mount Carmel Dancers provided some entertainment.

The parade preceded through the Major streets of Benque, 1000’s From the Pre-School children up to High School age children, parents and guests celebrated this year’s theme, “sovereign and strong together as one”, of Belize’s 35th year of independence. Cpl. Joshua McKoy from the community policing unit always an active role model in our parades with leading the future protectors and leader of tomorrow.

Notable is the border tradition between the Towns of Melchor De Mencos and Benque Viejo, The school band from Melchor with all their flare helps celebrate Belize’s independence, in proudly marching in our parade!