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Fallen Heroes Remembered

A moment of silence was observed yesterday morning during the Remembrance Day Service. This was to commemorate the lives of war heroes who died in their line of duty. The
12 Nov 2014 11:21
Fallen Heroes Remembered

A moment of silence was observed yesterday morning during the Remembrance Day Service. This was to commemorate the lives of war heroes who died in their line of duty. The day began with the dawn service at 5.30am at the Military Cemetery at Reservoir Road, Suva.

Members of the armed forces, diplomatic corps, families and the public came together with flowers, poppies, and wreaths were laid to pay tribute to lost loved ones who died in the line of duty.

Also present was the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Republic of Fiji Military Service chaplain Reverend Major Joseva Tikonatabua during the Remembrance Day Commemoration at National War Memorial Site, in Suva, said remembering was learning from the past.

“Let us today remember those who made the supreme sacrifice for our sake. We are here in remembrance of them who tried their best to build a heaven on earth,” he said.

“Remembrance is to be done all throughout the year.”

Family remembers late dad
Life has not really been the same ever since he left us.

These were the words of the wife of the late Able Seaman Timoci Bola during the Remembrance Day commemoration at the National War Memorial Site in Suva yesterday.

“I applied for leave today in order to be part of this service and this is the second year for us to be part of it. My husband died in 2012 after a short illness while serving a six-month term in Iraq,” Mrs Bola said.

“A lot has changed ever since he left us, but I thank the Lord for his provisions, guidance and for supplying my needs and also for my two   children.

“My two kids, Taraivosa and Wame Bola, are students of Rishikul Primary School. Today is a special day as we remember our loved ones and it brings back a lot of wonderful fond memories.We will always remember him,” she said.

Meanwhile, Sairusi Tamani, 9, travelled from Lomaiviti in Gau to be part of the service.
“I am happy to be here and to remember my namesake, Sairusi Tamani, who died during his line of duty,” he said.

Yesterday, families came together with their flowers, poppies and laid wreaths in remembrance of their loved ones.

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