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Gulkpe Naa commends veterans as he lays wreath on behalf chiefs& people


The paramount chief of Tamale, Gulkpe Naa Alhaji Abdulai Alhassan has commended the veterans in the northern region for their sacrifice and dedication to the service of Ghana.

Gulkpe Naa said the ex-service men and women have done tremendously well during the struggle of Ghana under the colonial rule and must be treated with respect.

The Gulkpe Naa upon realizing their contribution to the country he has made it an annual ritual where he presents a bull and hundred tubers of yam to the veterans to celebrate the Remembrance Day. The Remembrance Day falls every 11 November at the 11 hour.  

The Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

The day was designated to recognize as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. The hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

 Speaking to Zaa News at his palace, the Gulkpe Naa Alhaji Abdulai Alhassan urged Ghanaians to intensify their prayers for Allah guidance because as he put it Ghana is bless with peace and must be maintained.  

Gulkpe Naa also reminded Ghanaians that whatever anyone does whether good or bad Allah is watching and he entreated all and sundry to always preach and embrace peace in the country.




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