The Maritime Regiment of Southwestern University celebrated the Memorial Day for its founder, Engr. Matias H. Aznar III on December 13, 2013 at Aznar Coliseum (Azco) with the theme
“The Maritime Regiment fulfilling its mission amidst adversity”.
The day began with the laying of the wreath to commemorate the event and silent drill presentation in front of the Matias Aznar statue followed by a inspirational speech given inside Azco by Mr. Uwe Rameken, an Seacrest Maritime Foundation Inc. (SMFI) board member, who was also a good friend of Engr. Aznars. SMFI faculty and staff were then surprised by a video presentation recognizing the employees who had served the Regiment for many years.
In the afternoon, activities such as a chess competition, poster making contest, singing and dance contest and Bingo contest were held in the same venue. These events included the participation of not only the regiment cadets but also the faculty and staff of SMFI.
To end the night with a bang and to fulfill its theme, the Maritime Regiment held its its Concert for a Cause to benefit the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Mr. Maritime 2013, and Christmas Fashion Show.
Photographs and Article for the Concert for a Cause will follow.