Ghana marks Remembrance Day

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed gratitude to security officers for their efforts to safeguard Ghana’s peace on the occasion of Remembrance Day.

Dr Bawumia today joined Ghana’s ex-servicemen and security agencies to mark the 74th Remembrance Day Service at the Christiansborg War Cemetery, at Osu in Accra. He later took to his social media channels to express gratitude to security officers, past and present;

Remembrance Day

Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.

It marks the day World War One ended, at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.

A two-minute silence is held at 11 am to remember the people who have died in wars.

There is also Remembrance Sunday every year, which falls on the second Sunday in November.

On this day, there are usually ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad.

The Royal Family and top politicians gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a memorial service.

The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars – not just World War One.

This includes World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.