A wreath-laying ceremony and a parade has been held in the Central Regional capital to mark this year’s Remembrance Day with a call on Ghanaians to eschew the growing greed and selfishness among the citizenry.
Reverend Thomas Kwasi Addo, Chaplain in charge of the 5BN-Arakwa, Burma Camp who made the call on the sidelines of the ceremony, stated that the obsession with money and material things was threatening the moral foundation of the country.
He implored all to cherish and help preserve the nation’s prevailing peace for rapid development across the country.
The event was held at the cenotaph of the Cape Coast Castle in honour of all veterans who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.
The Day is observed internationally on the 11th day of the 11th month and the 11th hour, to commemorate the end of the Second World War, was also to honour war veterans for their selflessness and sacrifices to the nation and the World.
Illustrious soldiers who lost their lives during the first and the second World Wars were remembered with a two minutes silence and later, the tolling of a Church bell and the blowing of sirens.
A total contingent of five officers and 132 men comprising of officers from the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana National Fire Service and Cadet of Adisadel College, mounted the parade in honour of the fallen heroes.
Tribute in honour of the fallen Ghanaian soldiers who perished in line of duty was read by Ex-WO1 Joseph Evans Omane, the Central Regional Chairman of VAG who also read the “Binyon Verses”.
Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, Central Regional Minister, laid a wreath on behalf of Government and the people of Ghana, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area laid one on behalf of the traditional authorities.
The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kojo Antwi Tabi laid one for the Security services while Ex-WO1 Joseph Evans Omane, the Regional Chairman of VAG laid one on behalf of the veterans.
In attendance were members of the Veterans’ Administration of Ghana (VAG) and a joint Police-Military Regimental Band from the 64th Infantry Regiment, Police, Prisons and Fire Services.
The contingents later marched through the principal streets of Cape Coast.