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Total Defence Day

"Together, We Keep Singapore Strong."

Total Defence Day serves to remind us of World War II and the key lessons learnt about defence. Total Defence 2016 aims to strengthen our resilience as a nation by

  • Reaffirming our shared attitudes, values and instincts as a nation
  • Borne out of our collective will to continue keeping Singapore safe, secure and special
  • Celebrating our common identity as Singaporeans
  • Rooted in a strong sense of self, committed to building a cohesive society ready to face the future together.

We commemorate Total Defence Day on 15 February annually to mark Singapore’s fall to the Japanese in 1942. Total Defence Day serves to remind our students that Singapore is defensible and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore.