Remembrance Day is a memorial day that has been observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to pay tribute to the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Hundreds including the head of state and government gathered for the annual service held at the National War Memorial Site in Nasese today.

War veterans and family members gathered at the National War Memorial site to remember fallen troops and those who lost their lives during times of conflict.

Sergent Josese Ravui , now 79 served as a soldier from 1961- 1983.

For him, remembrance day is a very special day as he recalls his time in the force and those comrades that have passed on in the line of duty.

President of the returned soldiers and ex-servicemen association Major Peni Volavola says the day is also marked to remember the ultimate sacrifice and Fiji’s contribution towards achieving world peace.

Major Volavola joined the military in 1970 and he adds that Fijians should not forget those who sacrificed their lives so that people today can live in a peaceful environment.

A minute of silence was observed today followed by the laying of wreaths in a solemn ceremony by President Major General Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama followed by members of the disciplined forces and the diplomatic corp.


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