‘More awareness needed’

Members of the Ex-servicemen's Association of Fiji (RSESA) with family members during the Remembrance Day service held at the National War Memorial site in Nasese, Suva yesterday. Picture:ATU RASEA

IN Fiji, we do not really appreciate the lives of those who had served this country and who died in the line of duty and those who have survived.

This was the sentiment of the president of the Returned Soldiers and Ex-Servicemen’s Association (RSESA), Ratu Peni Volavola, during the Remembrance Day service held at the National War Memorial site in Nasese, Suva yesterday.

Mr Volavola said overseas countries appreciated the sacrifice of the soldiers who died on duty because they knew how precious one’s life was.

He said it could not be compensated with money.

He said more awareness was needed to be carried out on the history of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

He said the Returned Soldiers and Ex-Servicemen’s Association was now working with the Ministry of Defence to create more awareness on the history of the RFMF, particularly because there was very little known about it.

Hundreds gathered at the memorial site to pay tribute to soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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