Kenya Defence Forces Leads Commonwealth Countries To Honour Fallen Heroes.

War Veterans lay wreaths.

War Veterans lay wreaths.

The Military fraternity on Sunday, 13th November 2016 led the Commonwealth Countries and their families to remember and honor war heroes who died for their countries during the Second World War. The event, which is referred to as ‘Remembrance Day’ was held at the Nairobi Common Wealth War Grave Cemetery, which is located along Ngong Road. The event which is held annually brought together more than twenty high commissions, Kenya Regiment Association of east Africa, Defence Forces Old comrade Association DEFOCA) among other organizations. The event was hosted by the Canadian High Commission.

The event started by playing of a Last Post by the Buglers, two minutes silence and thereafter playing of Reveille which signifies remembrance of a fallen hero. Representing the Chief of Defence Forces, Major General Andrew Ikenye led the representatives of service commanders, Cananda High Commissioner among other organizations in laying wreaths.

The Nairobi war Cemetery which was opened in 1941 by the military authorities bears more than two thousand five hundred names of men and women of many races who gave their lives during the Second World War whom some of their bodies lay buried elsewhere in Kenya.

The memorial service was graced by Canada High Commission Amb Sara Hradecky, representatives of the Chief of Defence Forces and service Commanders, war veterans among other invited guests.

Sullivan Ogoman of Royal Air force Society of East Africa sign visitors’ book.Sullivan Ogoman of Royal Air force Society of East Africa sign visitors’ book.
Military Fraternity and High commissioners salutes during the playing of Reveille.Military Fraternity and High commissioners salutes during the playing of Reveille.
Major General Andrew Ikenye lays wreaths on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces.Major General Andrew Ikenye lays wreaths on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces.
Canada High Commissioner to Kenya Amb. Sara Hradecky lay wreath.Canada High Commissioner to Kenya Amb. Sara Hradecky lay wreath.
War Veterans lay wreaths.War Veterans lay wreaths.
(From right) Major(rtd) Joseph Korir, Sergeant(Rtd) Halake Guyo and Senior Sergeant Njagi Njoroge reads through a monument of Private Mukula Kisuki of East African Army Service Corps who died on 19th May 1941.(From right) Major(rtd) Joseph Korir, Sergeant(Rtd) Halake Guyo and Senior Sergeant Njagi Njoroge reads through a monument of Private Mukula Kisuki of East African Army Service Corps who died on 19th May 1941.
Kenya Defence Forces’ buglers plays a Last Post.Kenya Defence Forces’ buglers plays a Last Post.
Part of the Nairobi Commonwealth War Cemetery.Part of the Nairobi Commonwealth War Cemetery.

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