Fijians around the country are invited to join in, in celebrating Fiji’s sacrifice for global peace, and to also remember those who have served in peacekeeping missions, with the United Nations.
The 40th Fiji – UN anniversary celebrations – that will be held around the country began with a church service yesterday.
On this day 40 years ago the first contingent that had departed our shores for Lebanon attended a farewell church service at the Centenary Church in Suva.
Speaking at the commemorative service the former president and also Commanding Officer for the first and second battalion Ratu Epeli Nailatikau recalled the day they departed our shores.
Nailatikau commended the men that risked their life for their country. He also acknowledged the assistance they received from governments like NZ, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The week-long commemoration will be held in all centers around the country this week.