The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) commemorates 78th Remembrance Day
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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the security agencies have paid tribute to veterans during the 78th Remembrance Day Commemoration held on Saturday, 11 November 2023 at the Christiansborg War Cemetery at Osu, Accra.

The occasion commenced with a sound of farewell call, followed by the blowing of the siren at 11am, the reading of the Binyon Verses and the sounding of the last post. Thereafter, a two minutes silence was observed with the sounding of the reveille.

Wreaths were laid to honour fallen heroes. The Guest of Honour for the ceremony, Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Honourable Akosua Frema Osei-Opare who represented the President and Commander in Chief of GAF, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, laid the first wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of Ghana. The Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Keith McMahon, laid the second wreath for the Commonwealth and Allied Countries, while the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency (HE) Maher Kheir, laid the third wreath on behalf of the Diplomatic Community.

The Chief of the Defence Staff n (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama laid the fourth wreath on behalf of GAF and other Security Agencies. Representative of the Board of Veterans Administration, Maj Gen CB Yaache (Rtd) and the Vice President of the Osu Traditional Council, Nii Kwabena Bonney laid the fifth and sixth wreaths, respectively.

The day, formally known as Armistice Day was set aside to honour soldiers from all Commonwealth States and allied countries who lost their lives in World War I. It has since become a Memorial Day for soldiers who paid the ultimate price in the pursuit of global peace.