Remembrance Day


SOLOMON Islands yesterday joined the rest of the Commonwealth countries to commemorate Remembrance Day at the Commonwealth Street in Honiara.

Organized by the British High Commission, the day yesterday was to remember 100 years since a peace agreement was signed by warring parties to end World War I.

With the theme, ‘We will remember them’ the programme started with a Remembrance prayer, offered by the Rt Revd Archbishop George Takeli of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM).

Joining the Remembrance Service yesterday were students from Woodford International School who also participated by singing a song, ‘When duty calls’.

It was a solemn occasion as dignitaries and mission heads came together for another gathering to honour history.

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919. It was originally called ‘Armistice Day’ to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 at 11am – on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Yesterday at 11am, the peace bell was also sounded in Honiara to celebrate the end of World War One.

Akapusi Malugulevu of Woodford International School ringing the ‘peace bell’ to celebrate the end of the first world war.
Commander J J Williams on behalf of the men and women of the Australian Defence Forces.
Don Boykin representing the United States of America to lay a wreath to remember those who have died in World War 1
Lt Commander Phil Rowe on behalf of the men and women of the New Zealand Defence Forces.
Miss Lilli Mitchell & Mr Elijah Uacisrael on behalf of the school children.
The students from Woodford International school joins Remembrance day program.
Representing the government, Foreign Affairs Minister, Milner Tozaka.

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