Liberians Celebrate The Dead At Various Grave-sites , As President Weah Pays Tribute to Fallen National Heroes, Heroines

Liberians throughout the country graciously celebrated Decoration Day which comes the second Wednesday of March each year is a holiday in Liberia. Hundreds of Liberians turned out at the grave sites of their fallen relatives, love one and friends to pay their respect.

For his part, the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah also found part of this day has paid tribute to fallen Liberian heroes, heroines and beloveth on the occasion of National Decoration Day. President Weah, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 visited the grave sites of the late President William V.S. Tubman and his loved ones including some prominent members of the CDC.

The Liberian leader commenced the observance of Decoration Day with a visit to the Thinkers’ Village Cemetery where he used the occasion to pay homage to his late Mother, Anna Quaye-Weah.

President Weah later visited the Duport Road Massacre Monument to humbly pay homage to those that lost their lives as a result of the Duport Road Massacre. He also laid wreath and offer prayers on-behalf of the departed souls.

President Weah also made a stop at the Duport Road and Voka Mission Cemeteries where he honored his late Grand Mother, Emman Klon-Jlaleh Brown and his friend and former school-mate, the late Kadee Nagbe.

The Liberian Leader then visited the Barnesville Estate where he visited the grave sites of two fallen partisans of the CDC, the late Papie Solo and Col. Blackie. President Weah then climaxed the day by visiting the Executive Pavilion where he similarly visited the gravesites of President William V.S. Tubman; offered prayers and laid wreaths.

Meanwhile, President Weah has on behalf of the Government of Liberia extended his deepest sympathy to all those that lost their beloved ones and friends throughout the years, and has called on Liberians to observe the day with peace and harmony. The President made the remarks on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 during an address to the Nation from his Foreign Ministry Office.

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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.