The festivities began with the raising of the flag of Ukraine at Independence Square and then at the Glory Memorial; President of Ukraine with the head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration, MPs, representatives of the church, veterans and citizens of Kharkiv put flowers at the eternal light and honoured the memory of killed soldiers by a one-minute silence.
The festivities atFreedom Squarewere opened by President of Ukraine. The festival began with street parade with flags of Kharkiv divisions, the National Flag of Ukraine and Flag in Kharkiv. Parade counting off formation of Juridical Personnel Training Institute for the Security Service of Ukraine of the University accompanied by the orchestra marched at the largest square ofEuropewith Kharkiv military units adequately presented the Security Service of Ukraine.
There was also international festival of 18 military orchestras fromUkraine,Russia,UK,Turkey, Republic of Moldova etc. Institute Orchestra demonstrated professional excellence in the performance of musical works. At the end of the show, a combined orchestra of 600 musicians played the Great Patriotic War songs.
The event was dedicated to 70th anniversary of the release of Kharkiv from fascist invaders.