Sir Michael Ogio reiterates message of old – ‘Lest We Forget’

"Lest We Forget", the age-old saying that Governor General Sir Michael Ogio reiterated in his Remembrance Day welcome address to the citizens of Papua New Guinea at Ela Beach this morning.

Governor General Sir Michael said it is always a great honour and privilege to commemorate  Remembrance Day with the rest of Papua New Guinea in memory of the forefather's who had fought and the sacrifices they made during in WWII.

The Governor General thanked those across the country and abroad who are observing this day and also acknowledged the presence of the diplomatic core who are here today.

"23rd July is a unique day and we stand here to those who sacrificed their lives for peace today,"  Ogio told the crowd.

He said these men demonstrated obedience and selflessness at the highest level and that we must remember our fallen war hero's.

He added that we must keep our spirit of remembrance alive and that there struggles can never be measured by us today.

He stressed that we must also remember our friends of the allied forces during the war on our soil.

"The images of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels must be a reminder of the collaboration of the hard work and sacrificial efforts they put into bringing our country to what it is today," he said.

Annette Kora