BY: Rita Nedjoh | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The 75th Remembrance Day service and parade to commemorate the end of the Second World War was held at the jubilee park in the Volta regional capital Ho.
The day was in memory of those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars and other global conflicts.
Present at the parade were contingents from the 66 Artillery Regiment, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Fire Service, Ghana Prisons service, Ghana Immigration Service, Customs division and Veterans Association of Ghana (VAG).
At the parade the “O God our help in ages past” was sang followed by the reading of the bin yon verse by the contingents and veteran to usher the blowing of the siren and sounding of the last post and accompanied by the firing of 25 pounder three gun salutes.
As part of activities outlined for the parade, the Volta regional minister Dr. Archibald Yaa Letsa laid a wreath on behalf of the President of Ghana followed by the Commander of the 66 Artillery Regiment Colonel, Bernard Baba Pantoah who laid a wreath on behalf of Volta regional security services.
Captain George Nfodjo laid a wreath on behalf of VAG and Togbe Gbogbi Atsa VI , Paramount Chief of Adaklu Traditional Area laid a wreath on behalf of Chiefs and people of the Volta Region.
The main agenda of the Day is the observation of the two-minute silence after the sounding of the siren, the last post and the reveille.
Speaking after the parade the commander of the veteran contingents WO1 ( Rtd) Emmanuel Kodzo Fianueke said the day is a memorial day which is important to them for which they will always join the uniform men to commemorate the day.
He however noted that they are always ready to join and assist the uniform men whenever they are called upon.
He however called on the general public to comport themselves and be an instrument of peace before, during and after the election as conflict or war brings nothing good to the citizenry.
November 11 Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty
Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of First World War hostilities which formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”