Everyday Singaporeans the highlight of this year's National Day Parade

The parade and ceremony segment of this year's NDP will start with a seven-minute-long display by the Combined Band and SAF Precision Drill Squad. -- ST PHOTO: LEE JIAN XUAN
The parade and ceremony segment of this year's NDP will start with a seven-minute-long display by the Combined Band and SAF Precision Drill Squad. -- ST PHOTO: LEE JIAN XUAN

SINGAPORE - From ordinary families to pioneer generation citizens, everyday Singaporeans will be celebrated at this year's National Day Parade, event organisers said on Tuesday.

About 2,000 participants from 35 civil and military contingents will march in this year's parade at the Floating Platform - the largest ever in the parade's history.

First-time members include those from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore.

The parade and ceremony segment will start with a seven-minute-long display by bands and drill squads.

They will march to familiar tunes and form different shapes, including a big heart.

Videos featuring Singaporeans from all walks of life will also be screened.

The parade will be commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Wong Pui Pin, who is the brigade second-in-command of the 54th Singapore Armoured Brigade.

Its regimental sergeant-major will be Master Warrant Officer Low Soon Pan, a commando who is the chief master trainer at the Specialist and Warrant Officer Institute.