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Hundreds remember fallen heroes

November 11, 2017 4:20 am

Fijians who sacrificed their lives during the World War were remembered for their bravery today.

Poppy Day as its otherwise known was celebrated in Suva with a dawn service, a march through the capital before laying of wreaths at the war memorial site in Nasese.

Acting Prime Minister, Jone Usamate says the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes has paid off for the betterment of our country

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It’s very important for us to always remember our history and those that laid they’re lives for us so we can live in freedom and enjoy the liberties that we have today. To have where all members of the community can come together and remember and be grateful for the contributions of those who have passed on is fantastic.

RFMF Commander, Viliame Naupoto says Fiji will forever be grateful to all soldiers who sacrificed their lives in all armed conflicts.

Meanwhile, similar celebrations were also held in Lautoka as hundreds came to pay their respects to fallen sons of the country.

Today marks ninety-nine years since the signing of the Armistice with Germany that brought an end to World War I on November 11, 1918.

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