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Remembrance Day marked

By Omar Bah

Vice-President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambang on Sunday joined ex-servicemen and other security agencies to mark Remembrance Day Service at the McCarthy Square in Banjul.
The Remembrance Day, which falls on 11 November each year, is set aside to remember veterans who lost their lives in World Wars 1 and 2.

The day is 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.
The Armistice, which ended World War 1, became effective at 1100 hours of November 11, 1918.
After World War II, the Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day to remember those who died in both world wars and instituted as a national day of remembrance.

The solemn occasion attracted people from the various sections of the society including members of the diplomatic corps, traditional rulers, service commanders, ministers and religious leaders.

Omar Jallow, Minister of Agriculture, deputy CDS, deputy IGP, US Ambassador to The Gambia, the British Ambassador to The Gambia Sharon Wardle, veteran soldiers and host of other dignitaries were also present.
Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, who was the reviewing commander, laid the first wreath on behalf of the Government and the people of The Gambia.
Mrs Sharon Wardle, British High Commissioner, laid the fifth wreath for the Commonwealth and Allied countries.

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