Nigeria held a ceremony to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. This ceremony is set out for sober reflections on the importance of the armed forces to the country and to pay tribute to service men and veterans.
This event was held at the Arcade in Abuja. The purpose of the event was to honor fallen Nigerian heroes and men who dedicated themselves to serving their country and maintaining peace in the nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs were present at the event to show their respect to the nation’s heroes.
The Minister of Defense, Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo and leaders of the Legislature Judiciary were also in present at the ceremony.
In the course of the event, President Buhari cross-checked the presidential parade and participated in the wreath-laying ceremony.
Other highlights of the ceremony were the signing of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day anniversary register and the release of the pigeons.
The date was changed due to the formal end of the Nigerian Civil War following the surrender of the Biafran secessionists on the 15th of January, 1970. The change of date was to mark the restoration of Nigeria’s unity.