Armed forces remembrance day: Police CP, NSCDC boss, others pay tribute to nation’s fallen heroes 

…the Grand Finale of the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance which held at the Ekwueme Square, Awka 

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Echeng Echeng on Sunday joined other service commanders in the state, to honor security forces/personnel who paid the supreme price in service to the nation. 

Echeng, in a statement by spokesperson, state Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, said the occasion was opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by security forces in preserving nation’s unity and protection of lives and property. 

“In keeping the hope alive, the CP states that the occasion gives cause for reflection to remind us of the sacrifices made by our security forces in preserving the unity of this country and protecting lives and property,” he said.

The event witnessed the Inspection of the parade mounted by the Nigeria Army, Navy, and Nigeria legion by HE Governor Chukwuma Soludo CFR, prayers and observation of silence for the fallen officers, the placing of wreaths, and other significant exhibitions that made the event colorful. 

Also, State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command, Isidore Chikere joined members of the armed forces, other paramilitary agencies and the Nigeria legion in paying tribute to the nation’s fallen heroes as the country celebrates the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

The Grand Finale of the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance which held at the Ekwueme Square, Awka  attracted  military officers, heads of paramilitary formations, the Nigeria Legion, top government functionaries and traditional rulers among others. 

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day  celebrated on January 15 every year to commemorate the servicemen of the nation’s armed forces is a day set aside to remember those who laid down their lives during the two world wars, the Nigeria civil war, and the various peace keeping operations around the world as well as the various internal security against insurgency, terrorism, banditry and other national threats.

A statement by its Public Relations Officer, DSC Okadigbo Edwin said the occasion was opportunity to draw attention to the welfare of veterans, surviving but retired members of the armed forces and those who are sick as well as their widows.

At the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Awka , there were salute,  inspection of parade mounted by His Excellency,Prof. Chukwuma Soludo,CFR, the Executive Governor of Anambra State,  prayers were also  offered for the nations fallen heroes  followed by the laying of wreath at the tomb of the fallen heroes. 

The event also featured a twenty-one gun salute and the release of pigeons by the governor and other dignitaries signifying peace and stability.

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