JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, here on Friday at the Presidential Palace, has led a ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of Indonesia`s Independence Day.
The ceremony started at 10.05 am West Indonesian Time (WIB) with the sound of cannon fire. Then, Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR) Marzuki Alie read out the Proclamation of Independence.
After the flag-hoisting ceremony, there was an air show featuring F-16 and Sukhoi planes - performed by Indonesian Air Force personnel. The Friday ceremony then ended with a choir performance of national songs.
Also attending the event were Vice President Boediono, cabinet ministers, former Vice Presidents Try Sutrisno and Jusuf Kalla and ambassadors of many countries.