A standing ovation greeted the spectacular performance of veterans at the 68th Remembrance Day ceremony in Ho on Monday.
The 15-member contingent, under the command of Ex-WO1 Fianueke Emmanuel, enlivened the Ho Jubilee Park, venue for the event, with the slow and quick march, laced with some drills.
Every move of the old soldiers attracted applause from the crowd with comments such as, “old soldier never dies,” “once a soldier, always a soldier.”
Nine officers and 240 men and women, drawn from the Police, Fire, Immigration and Prison services, the Military and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, were on parade.
Ex-WO1 Wagba Williams of the Veteran Association of Ghana (VAG) read the Binyon Verse.
Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Volta Regional Minister, laid a wreath on behalf of the President and the people of Ghana.
Lieutenant Colonel Seidu Abass, Commanding Officer, 66 Artillery Regiment, laid a wreath on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces and other security services.
Togbe Kwaku Ayim IV, Paramount Chief of Ziavi Traditional Area, also laid a wreath on behalf of the chiefs and people of the Volta Region while Col. R.W.K Bosrotsi, Rtd, also laid one on behalf of old soldiers.
A minute silence was observed for all soldiers who died in World Wars and other areas of duty. GNA