wpid-veterans.jpgMr Samuel Sarpong, Ashanti Regional Minister, on Tuesday paid tribute to Ghanaian ex-servicemen and women killed in wars and peacekeeping missions.
He laid a wreath at a solemn Remembrance Day service held at the Cenotaph in Kumasi.
Three other wreaths were also laid by the General Officer Commanding the Central Command, Brigadier-General Joseph Adu-Boampong, Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia V, Bantamahene, and ex-Warrant Officer II Agyemang Dankwah, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG).
The event was also a commemoration of 100 years of World War 1.
Contingents from the Military, Police Service, Prisons, Fire, Immigration,the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and VAG were on parade.
As the clock struck 1100 hours, the siren sounded and this was followed by the last post.
A moment of silence was then observed in honour of the fallen heroes and a reveille.
There was a reading of the Binyon Verses at the ceremony which began with traditional, Muslim and Christian prayers and the reading of the Bible by Mr Kojo Bonsu, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive.
GNA

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
Previous articleDont demand Money before donating blood
Next articleUnfit Gyan arrives for Ghana match
The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here