The Ghana Navy held its 10th Memorial Day Parade in honour of its fallen heroes on Thursday 14 September 2023 at the Western Naval Command, Sekondi.
The commemorative parade held annually, marks the bombardment of Ghana Navy Ship (GNS) YOGAGA 33 years ago during the civil war in Liberia which claimed the lives of some Officers and Ratings of the Ghana Navy.
The Guest of Honour for the occasion, the Western Regional Minister, Hon Dr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah said the period reminded them of the dearly departed souls who left their families and loved ones and sailed to Liberia in the pursuit of peace and security.
The Minister emphasised that, till eternity, they must remember and honour the memories of the gallant Officers and Ratings to inspire them and keep the values of selflessness, loyalty and integrity which underpin the noble profession of arms, which the fallen heroes lived by and died for.
Hon Okyere Darko-Mensah pledged the Government of Ghana’s continued support for uniform personnel in the area of logistics and equipment necessary for the discharge of their duties to the state. He asked the Almighty to grant the souls of the departed heroes eternal rest.