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Did you know that the National Anthem was adopted in 1967 when St. Lucia became self-governing? However upon attaining independence in 1979, it was confirmed. The lyrics were written by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse and the music by Leton Felix Thomas.
Source: A History of St. Lucia by Harmsen, Ellis, Devaux – 2012
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