The 74th Remembrance Day of the end of the First World War was commemorated in Ho, the Volta Regional capital with a solemn service and parade.

The parade, which was under the command of Captain Senyo Kofi Dzamefe was made up of eight officers and 124 men drawn from Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Fire and Rescue Service, Ghana Prison Service, the Immigration Service and some members of the Veteran Association of Ghana (VAG).

The event was also marked with Christians, Muslim and traditional prayers, wreath laying, reading of Binyon verse, blowing of the siren and sounding of the last post at exactly 11.00 am, followed by three gun salutes and two minutes silence in honour of the fallen heroes.

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister laid a wreath on behalf of the President and the people of Ghana, Lieutenant-Colonel Baba Bernard Pantoa, Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment, laid on behalf of the security services in the Region, Togbe Koku Ayim IV, Paramount Chief of Ziavi Traditional Area laid on behalf of Chiefs and people of the Volta Region, while Colonel RWK Bosrotui (Rtd), Chairman of the Volta Chapter of VAG, laid on behalf of VAG.

The Remembrance Day is observed on November 11, every year by most Commonwealth Countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War II in 1918.

The hostilities of the war was finally halted at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month of the year 1918.


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