Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Remembrance Day Service

I was honoured to be invited, along with the current team of volunteers to the Remembrance Day Service held at the Cenotaph in Freetown. We were seated with the press in prime position to watch the ceremony. We started off in the shade, but as the sun climbed higher into the sky we ended up sitting in the blazing sun, and although we were quite hot and bothered by the end we all enjoyed the event and were very pleased to have been able to be part of it.
We watched the various dignitaries arrive, including the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma. Once everyone was in attendance the ceremony started with Muslim Prayers, followed by a Christian Serivce led by my friend the Forces Chief Chaplain Lt Colonel MEA Kargbo and his team - his message was very well received. After the two minutes silence we had the wreath laying ceremony.
After the service I was honoured to be able to meet the Minister for Social Welfare and the Chief Justice, who invited me along to a training course she is setting up for the youth of Sierra Leone, which I'm very excited about. We also met the military attaché for the British consulate.
Later we spent the afternoon at the beach which was a great way to cool off after such a hot morning.
These photos show the arrival of the President, The President laying his wreath and Forces Chief Chaplain Lt Colonel MEA Kargbo


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