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Levuka Honours Ex-Servicemen

Hope that one day the world will be at peace so that our children will never get to experience terrible wars says Prime Fiji operations contract manager, Les Johnston. He
12 Nov 2015 09:15
Levuka Honours Ex-Servicemen
Students of St John’s College, Cawaci were among those who participated during the Remembrance Day parade in Levuka Town yesterday.

Hope that one day the world will be at peace so that our children will never get to experience terrible wars says Prime Fiji operations contract manager, Les Johnston.
He was the chief guest at the Remembrance Day at Levuka Town.
“Today is one of the most important days for all ex-servicemen,” Mr Johnston said.
He said the day was very important and should stop, think and remember those who paid ultimate sacrifices for their country.
“We also share the same thought for those who are currently serving overseas and away from their loved ones.”
Mr Johnston, who served the Royal Australian Air Force for over 20 years as a warrant officer comes from a military family where his parents and members of his family were members of the Australian Defence Force.
Prime (Fiji) Limited which was established in 2013 to install and maintain Fiji’s street lights and traffic signals, donated materials and labour to help restore war memorials in Levuka prior to Remembrance Day.
About 20 ex-servicemen, 70 students of St John’s College, veterans’ family members, and guests attended Remembrance Day in Levuka Town yesterday.
Ex-serviceman Inoke Navuetaki said retired soldiers like him always look forward to the event.
“We were so happy to see the memorial stone painted for the special day,” he said.
Mr Navuetaki said only few ex-servicemen attended Remembrance Day because most of them were in wheelchairs because of old age while others had passed away.



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