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Delegated by Pres. Chakwera, Veep Chilima leads Malawians in remembrance Day

Veep Chilima leads Malawians in Remembrance Day

In a remarkable demonstration of the strong working relationship between a President and his Vice President, a positive shift from past administrations, Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima, acting on behalf of President Lazarus Chakwera, led the nation on Sunday in paying tribute to soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

The ceremony, held at the Kings African Rifles (KAR) Memorial Pillar in Zomba, drew the attendance of prominent government officials, high-ranking officers from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), veterans, and traditional leaders, among others.

Statistics reveal that over 19,000 soldiers from Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) participated in the Second World War from 1939 to 1945, with additional contributions in the First World War.

The Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day, is globally observed on November 11, marking the end of the First World War, and Malawi observes this day on the closest Sunday to November 11.

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