Ellen Celebrates Final Armed Forces Day With The Military, As Nigerian Ex-President Preaches Defense For Democratic Transition

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia parading the principle streets of Monrovia in observing of this historic day
Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia parading the principle streets of Monrovia in observing of this historic day

The occasion today, February 11, 2017 was colorful when the military and the paramilitary in their unique and usual uniforms paraded the principle streets of Monrovia in observing of Liberia’s 60th historic Armed Forces Day anniversary as thousands queued out to watch their splendid military performances befitting this day.

The Barclay Training Center (BTC) the home of the Liberian Armed Forces was over overwhelmed as early as 7am this morning with hundreds of government officials including the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to witness this occasion.

Following series of military performances backed with colorful parades at the BTC to thrill observers and well-wishers, the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo served as this year’s national orator for Armed Forces Day celebration, the theme of this year’s celebration is, “The AFL Supporting and Defending Our Democratic Transition.”

This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration was indeed unique as its observance is believed to be the final of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration as her tenure ends in October following the 2017 general and presidential election.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.