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Post  Sirop14 on Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:19 pm

World War victims remembered

14-November-2016

Since 1919, the date which has since been known as Armistice or Remembrance Day is commemorated around the world. In Seychelles, it is marked by what has now become a traditional wreath laying ceremony in the Mont Fleuri cemetery, in front of the cenotaph on which is written the names of some of the Seychellois soldiers serving in the British army who died in the war.
This year was no exception as Vice-President Vincent Meriton , British high commissioner Caron Röhsler, the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Jean-Paul Adam, other members of the diplomatic corps as well as local and foreign military personnel yesterday gathered around ex-servicemen to pay tribute not only to those who fell during the First World War, but also victims of the subsequent Second World War from 1941 to 1945.
In a short speech, HC Röhsler, remembered all those whom she said made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of us all.
“Throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on this day each year, we commemorate the contributions of service men and women who have served in the two World Wars. The First World War was described has the war to end all wars. Today we recognise and honor that sacrifice and that spirit of sacrifice that those brave individuals made. Many made the ultimate sacrifice,” she said.
Ms Röhsler concluded by asking to remember all of the fallen, regardless of on what side they fought and to ensure that the lessons learnt from wars have saved us forever.
The ceremony started with the Seychelles and British National Anthems, followed by Ms Röhsler leading the way in laying wreaths and flowers.
Before the wreath laying ceremony at the Mont Fleuri cemetery, the ex-servicemen and their invitees had attended mass at the St Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria.
The accompanying photos show highlights of the ceremony.

http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=251798

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Post  Sirop14 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:25 pm

RFA Ex-Servicemen - Members meet to discuss future of association

17-March-2017
Members and children of RFA Ex Servicemen met yesterday to discuss the status and future of the association.

Present were four committee members of the current association who indicated that the RFA is a risk of becoming dormant due to ill health of its chairperson and other members.

http://nation.sc/article.html?id=253293

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