President Weah Declares Wednesday, March 13th National “Decoration Day”To Remember Deceased Relatives and Friends

His Excellency President George Mannah Weah
His Excellency President George Mannah Weah
Photo Credit: Public Affairs Bureau

The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Wednesday, March 13, 2019, as Decoration Day and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a NATIONAL HOLIDAY.



According to a Foreign Ministry release, the observance is in recognition of the past heroes and heroines of Liberia who have lived and died in the interest of their country.



The Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of National Legislature which was approved on October 24, 1916 declaring the Second Wednesday in March of each year to be known as Decoration Day and observed throughout Liberia as a National Holiday.



According to the release it is befitting that a day be set aside to celebrate the memory of the dead, who have lived and died, notwithstanding, their contributions to Liberia’s development thereby keeping ever alive their deeds and invaluable contributions made to society  and for the continue advancement of the Liberian state.



The Proclamation says it is important that citizens and foreign residents should remember and cherish the love and affection, the joy and constant caring which existed between family members and friends who once lived so dearly with them before their deaths.