Lautoka came to a standstill this morning to mark Fiji’s 40 years of peacekeeping under the United Nations.

The administration capital of the western division came to a halt as members of the defence forces joined retired servicemen and women and family members marched through the city.

Donning UN peacekeeping colors, the march through the city to Churchill Park was filled with cheers laugher as retired soldiers met their comrades and marched shoulder to shoulder.

At Churchill Park, a parade was held where Minister for Youth and Sports Lieutenant Colonel Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou addressed the celebrations before laying a wreath at the plaque.

Former President and the Commanding Officer for the 1st Battalion in 1978 Brigadier-General Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Major-General Iowane Naivalurua were also in attendance.

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