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Pres. Weah declares Wednesday 13th March as Decoration Day

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President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Manneh Weah declares Wednesday, March 13, 2019 as Decoration Day, and is to be observed as a National Holiday.

The proclamation is in consonance with an Act with the National Legislature approved on October 24, 1916, declaring the Second Wednesday in March of each year as Decoration Day.

According to a Foreign Ministry release issued Monday, March 11, 2019,the observance of the day is in recognition of Liberia’s past heroes and heroines who lived and died in the interest of the State.

The release said that it is befitting that a day be set aside to celebrate the memories of the dead for their individual services to Liberia.

According to the proclamation, it is important for citizens and foreign residents to remember and cherish the love and affection which existed between family members and friends before their demise.

Meanwhile, President Weah has declared a period of mourning and that the National flag be flown half-mast at all public buildings on Friday, March 15 and the 16.


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