Wednesday, March 14th Is “Decoration Day” -To Be Observed As National Holiday

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Mr. George Manneh Weah, has by Proclamation declared Wednesday, 14th March 2018 as “Decoration Day” and it is to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.

 

The Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the Legislature, which was passed on October 24, 1916 declaring the Second Wednesday in March of each year as a “Decoration Day” to be celebrated throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.

 

A Foreign Ministry Release says the observance is in recognition of the nation’s past heroes and heroines, who have lived and died in the interest of their country.

 

The release says realizing that important historical events are to be constantly kept in the minds of its citizens, particularly the youth in order to inspire them to larger measures of service and patriotism, the Legislature of Liberia did approve and declare the Second Wednesday of March each year as a Decoration Day, to be observed as a National Holiday.  

 

The Proclamation also indicated that it is befitting that a day be set aside to celebrate the memory of those blessed dead, who lived and died in the interest of the nation, thereby keeping ever alive their deeds and invaluable contributions made to society and the state, for onward march to progress.

 

The release further called on citizens and foreign residents within the territorial borders of Liberia to remember and cherish the love, affection, and constant joy and caring which existed between their deceased family members and friends who once lived so dearly with them before their death.