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11.11.2011 General News

Veterans observe Remembrance Day in Cape Coast

Veterans observe Remembrance Day in Cape Coast
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Cape Coast, Nov. 11, GNA-More than 200 security personnel drawn from the 64th Infantry Regiment from Burma Camp, the Police, Fire and the Prisons Services joined Veterans from the Central Region on Friday in a parade to mark this Year's Remembrance Day.

The Adisadel and St Augustine's cadet corps and the Cape Coast Metropolitan Guards also were part of the contingent that took part in the parade led by Lieutenant Ansah Kofi Sarfo of the 64th Infantry Battalion.

The Remembrance Day is observed every November 11 to remember those who died in the line of duty in the First and Second World Wars and also to signify the end of the World War 1 which ended formally in November 1918.

The call to remembrance and the “Binyon” verse was read by Ex Sergeant Komduah.

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, laid a wreath on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana at the cenotaph at the forecourt of the Cape Coast Castle where the event was observed.

The Deputy Regional Police Commander, ACP Samuel Lartey, laid a wreath for security agencies, Nana Kwamina Nyimfa IX, for the chiefs and people of Oguaa while the Regional Chairman of the Veterans Association of Ghana (VAG), Ex Sergeant Abraham Konduah did it on behalf of the Veterans.

Flags of the nation and the VAG were hoisted at full mast, after which the last post was sounded and two minutes silence observed in honour of the fallen heroes.

Later at exactly 1100hrs, sirens and church bells were tolled to signify the end of the ceremony.

This year's ceremony had been considered special due to the fact that it fell on the eleventh year.


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