13 November 2012

Gambia Observes Remembrance Day

A military parade was organised on Sunday by the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) to observe 2012 Remembrance Day, during a ceremony held at the July 22nd Square in Banjul.

The day was meant to remember the great services of those who gallantly sacrificed their lives for justice to prevail, during the World War. Many people, including senior government officials and members of the diplomatic and consular corps attended the ceremony, to pay homage to war veterans who participated in the World Wars I and II.

At the start of the ceremony, a two-minute silence was observed for the war veterans who lost their lives in the wars, which was followed by the laying of the wreath on the cenotaph by the speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Abdoulie Bojang; together with security chiefs; the British High Commissioner to The Gambia, David Morley; and the mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal.

Fajara War Cemetery

Later in the day, a similar occasion was held at the Commonwealth War Cemetery, known as Fajara War Cemetery, along the Kairaba Avenue, where the British High Commission in The Gambia also observedthe day. Prayers were conducted at the cemetery and High Commissioner David Morley together with other dignitaries took turns to lay wreath on the cenotaph.

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