The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Thursday commended its 75th Military Day band show and dispatched the 2020 poppy attire to help the prosperity of veteran officers through the offer of poppies.
In the event, which was an introduction to Remembrance Day on the 11 of November, occurred at the Retired Commissioned Officers’ Association Club House (ROCA) at Ridge and was graced by a few dignitaries in the military and defense sector.
Mr. Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defense who was the Guest of Honor for the event said the penances and endeavors of warriors who had passed on to glory triggered the reception of the poppy which filled in as an image of recognition.
“It is as a result of the suffering and great sacrifices made by these soldiers during these wars that the world adopted the puppy as a symbol of remembrance and military dead.”
He said an agreement (the Armistice) was marked in 1918 to end all contentions, adding that the red poppy, since its appropriation in 1921 “had become a worldwide image to advise ourselves that the way to harmony isn’t war”.
Mr. Nitiwul said the enthusiasm of war veterans had not been futile in light of the fact that there was regard for basic liberties in spite of the way that there are psychological oppressor assaults enduring in certain pieces of the world.
He communicated his gratefulness to the President and Commander in head of the Ghana Armed Forces for the measures he had set up to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, Captain Ben Duah (Rtd), Executive Director of Veterans Administration Ghana communicated his thankfulness to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, and different associations that upheld veterans during the pandemic.