Remembering our war heroes

Members of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Navy marching to lay wreaths at the National War Memorial site in Nasese to commemorate Remembrance Day this mornig. Picture: ATU RASEA

REMEBERANCE Day has not been given the importance it needs due to the lack of awareness here in Fiji.

This was highlighted by the President of Returned Soldiers and Ex-servicemen’s Association of Fiji (RSESA) Ratu Peni Volavola in an interview with The Fiji Times today.

Mr Volavola said more awareness was needed for youths to be fully aware of the sacrifices soldiers made on the line of duty.

“It is sad to look at it this way, for the younger generations if you look at the s film world for instance they know many of them and when you ask them about their own people they don’t know,” he said

“If you ask them do you know Sevania Sukanaivalu, this is a very famous name but then they ask  who is he.’

Mr Volavola said plans were now in place to create more awareness in schools about the Republic of the Fiji Military Force’s history.

Hundreds gathered at the National War Memorial site in Nasese this morning to pay tribute to the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for this country.

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