By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
Many Belizeans gathered at the Fort George Memorial Park Thursday morning, for the official ceremony commemorating the 217 anniversary of the Battle of St. Georges Caye.
Top ranking officials, including Governor General Sir Colville Young, Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia and Darrell Bradley attended the festivities.
The event was complete with an address from the Minister of Tourism, and the coronation of the Queen of the Bay 2015, Fallon Tiana Cain.
Cain is 70th winner of the pageant, and is the eighth Queen of the Bay to hail from the Stann Creek District.
The festivities will conclude with the annual parade around the city.
The day, a keystone in Belizean tradition, is celebrated under this year’s theme: “Belize renewed: confident, competitive, committed.”