Armistice Day 2017

On November 11, Nauru commemorated Armistice Day, a time to remember those that perished and survived the perils of war and exile.

The opening prayer was delivered by Reverend Roger Mwareow. His Excellency the Acting President Hon David Adeang laid the first wreath at the steps of the cenotaph to the backdrop of the four flags of Nauru, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan flying at half-mast.

At the end of the wreath laying ceremony was the playing of the Last Post and the reading of the Ode of Remembrance.

Two minutes silence was observed for Armistice Day and in remembrance of Nauruans that perished during the invasion of the Second World War.

The Nauru Police Force memorial guard reversed arms followed by the playing of the reveille and the national flags hoisted to full mast. The official ceremony concluded with the closing prayer by Father Saimon Kokoria.