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Servicemen commemorate SAF Day both online and offline

Published on Jul 1, 2014 10:08 PM

SINGAPORE - It was not just at ceremonies and parades, but also online, that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day on Tuesday was commemorated.

Thousands of servicemen, past and present, took to social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter to post photos and videos paying tribute to National Service. The hashtag #SAF Day became a popular trending topic on Twitter throughout the day.

Users uploaded old photos of themselves in military fatigues, while others shared group shots with their buddies, accompanied by tongue-in-cheek captions reliving NS memories like: "Miss all the talk cock at 1 am in bunk" and "The Land Rover passenger seat was always my bed and couch during outfield".

More than 3,000 servicemen attended the official SAF Day parade on Tuesday evening, officiated by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Safti military institute.

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