Remembrance Day 2022

Remembrance Day 2022

Remembrance Day 2022 was conducted at Kranji War Cemetery on 13 Nov 2022. The event is observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. This day is held on 11 November to recall the end of 1st World War hostilities, which formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning.

Remembrance Day 2022

Bagpipers from The Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent Pipes and Drums Platoon.

The National Cadet Corps attended the event. The younger generation must know the history, so they can lay the future.

Remembrance Day 2022

A Royal Army Veteran all decked out with his Vet’s awards. The green beret was the official headdress of the British Commandos of the Second World War.

The Gurkha contingent made their presence felt.

Remembrance Day 2022

I believe poppies flowers are not available in Singapore, red roses will suffice.

Remembrance Day 2022

British High Commission to Singapore, Kara Owen delivering the event keynote speech.

Remembrance Day 2022

A SAF war veteran Colonel (Retired) Lau Kee Siong delivering his eulogy. He retired in 1999 after 32 years in the SAF.

Remembrance Day 2022

A hymn for the fallen.

Prayer session by the various religious sects of Singapore.

Remembrance Day 2022

A salute for the fallen.

Remembrance Day 2022

Laying of wreaths by foreign dignitaries.

The wreaths of poppies at the monument.

Remembrance Day 2022

The harsh reality of war. Soldiers may perish unidentifiable.

Life springs eternal in our hearts.

Remembrance Day 2022

The departure of the guests, after the event completion.

Conclusion

In Singapore, Remembrance Day is held annually on the Sunday closest to 11 November. “It is our enduring and solemn duty to remember them” – Kara Owen (British High Commissioner to Singapore). Readers might like to attend the event next year. Do watch out for the event update here.

Many sincere thanks for coming along with the article on Remembrance Day 2022. For event updates, you can check out my curated articles here. The pictures used in the article are all rights reserved and copyrighted to Jensen Chua Photography. The opinion expressed is factual, objective, and that of the author.


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