14 November 2012

Gambia: Remembrance Day Observed

The British High commissioner and the different Gambian dignitaries has converge at the commonwealth war graves in Fajara to honour the departed soles of the Gambian solders who died at the world war on Sunday 11 November 2012.

We will remember them' The British High Commission and local dignitaries yesterday marked Remembrance Day in The Gambia with a ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves in Fajara.

The ceremony included a speech by the UK High Commissioner to The Gambia David Morley and a two minute silence observed all. The High Commissioner laid a ceremonial wreath of poppies at the ceremony on her behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with wreaths also laid by the Gambian Chief of Defence Staff Lt Gen. Ousman Bridjie and the Inspector General of Police.

However among the hundreds of people gathered at the ceremony including the veterans who fought in the World War II and several senior officers in the security fraternity such as well as senior members of the diplomatic corps and a small contingent of the UK Royal Gibraltar Regiment. Prayers were offered for those who had lost their lives fight in conflicts from Bishop Hannah.

Speaking on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, the British High Commissioner David Morley said at the ceremony said,'We have come here together today in the presence of almighty god to remember with gratitude the courage and devotion of the forces of the Commonwealth and all others who gave their lives in the wars'.

'They shall not grow old; as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them not the years condemn them at the going down of the sun, and in the morning. He at this juncture that the all the people who come to graze the occasion. The Prayers were offered by Bishop Hannah Heim, the Bishop of Banjul as well as from Imam Ratib of Banjul.

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