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Total Defence Day 2017

The theme for 2017's Total Defence campaign – "Together We Keep Singapore Strong" – focuses on the many ways we can put Total Defence into action in our everyday lives. This year's Total Defence Day coincides with the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese during World War II in 1942. We mark Total Defence Day on 15th February every year as a reminder of what could happen to us if we cannot defend Singapore ourselves, and to strengthen our resolve to keep Singapore safe and sovereign. Today, Total Defence is even more relevant, as threats and challenges have become more complex and multi-dimensional. Terrorism is threatening our social cohesion and way of life. Against this backdrop, we must stay united, do our utmost to prevent a crisis from happening, and have the resilience to recover quickly when an attack happens. When we each play our part, we can and will keep Singapore safe, strong, secure, and sovereign.