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Cameroon, British High Commission Honour War Victims 

By Francis Tim Mbom

soldiers-bow-in-memory-of-the-fallenCameroon’s Minister in Charge of Ex-service Men, Koumpa Issa, the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E Brian Olley joined soldiers and ex-service men to lay wreaths and offer prayers for all the fallen of WWI, WWII and all other wars.

The event, like in past years, was commemorated at the Limbe Botanic Gardens War Memorial site.
“It is very important to remember all those who lost their lives trying to fight for the lives of others,” the British High Commissioner said.

This day is commemorated every year to honour the lives of the soldiers who fought under the British Crown during WWI and WWII and subsequent wars fought around the world in order to secure peace for the majority. The British High Commissioner said this year’s event was, specifically, dedicated for peace.

He said they were also remembering the hundreds of Cameroonian soldiers who have lost their lives, in the past few years, fighting against the Boko Haram terrorists.

The Commemoration was marked with prayers said by Rev. Canon Anatole Ndeffo of the Anglican Church in Limbe and Imam Kouotou Issah of the Bamoun Mosque also in Limbe.

“They shall not grow old, as we that live do. Age shall not weary them. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember them,” Rev Ndeffo said. “Let peace fill our hearts, our world and the universe,” he prayed.

Meantime, Imam Kouotou prayed that Allah should grant to security and peace in Cameroonian homeland and victory to all those fighting around the world to restore peace.

The ceremony was laced with songs in memory of the fallen and pictures as mementos by the commemorators of the event.