Picture from the Flag-flying day 2013
The flag-flying day for Denmark’s deployed personnel
5th September is the official flag-flying day for Denmark’s deployed personnel. The flag-flying day was celebrated for the first time in 2009.
The aim of the flag-flying day is to honour persons, that is or have been deployed on mission for Denmark, based on a decision made by the government, the parliament (Folketinget) or a minister. The Flag-flying day embraces the same group of personnel as the national monument for Denmark’s international effort since 1948.
The flag-flying day is an occasion to express acknowledgement of the outstanding and professional effort, that Denmark’s deployed personnel, have made and make today in a number of the world’s conflict areas.
Memorial service and parade
The official Denmark marks the flag-flying day with a wreath laying at the monument to Denmark's international effort since 1948 at the Citadel (Kastellet), a memorial service in honour of the fallen in Holmens Church, followed by a parade at Christiansborg castle square for personnel that have been deployed during the last year. The Parliament (Folketinget) concludes the official program by hosting a reception for the participants of the parade.
In addition, the flag-flying day is celebrated at numerous locally anchored events all across the country.
Additional information about the flag-flying day (in Danish) is available at www.forsvaret.dk/flagdag
The monument at the Citadel (Kastellet)
The national monument to Denmark’s international effort since 1948 was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen on the flag-flying day for Denmark’s deployed 5th September 2011. The monument is located at the Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen.
Additional information about the monument is available at the monument to Denmark’s international effort