Akufo-Addo observes 72nd Remembrance Day with Service & Ex-Service Men

President Akufo-Addo today joined Service men and Ex- Service men alike to observe the 72nd Remembrance Day.

The ceremony was held at the forecourt of the Christianborg cemetery at Osu.

The Remembrance Day National Ceremony includes a formal wreath laying and was attended by many high-level dignitaries and diplomats.

President Akufo-Addo laid the first wreath on behalf of the People of Ghana with the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Ian Walker Laiding the second wreath on behalf of The United Kingdom and the rest of the commonwealth allied Nations.

The third and final wreath was laid by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps here in Ghana.

Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces 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 November 11 in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.

Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning.

“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am”. The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Presidency