Liberian Government Releases Funeral Arrangements for AFL Deputy Chief of Staff

eric-dennis-aflThe Government of Liberia has released the funeral arrangements for the late Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Colonel Eric Wamu Dennis, I.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Book of Condolence for the late Colonel Dennis will be opened on Tuesday, August 23rd, at the Armed Forces of Liberia headquarters at the Barclay Training Center (BTC), where the Ministry of Defense is also located, from 9:00AM. to 5:00PM.

On Thursday, August 25th, the remains of Colonel Dennis, I, will be conveyed under appropriate military escort from the St. Moses Funeral Parlors at 4:00PM. to the Good Shepard Episcopal Church in Paynesville for one night of wake keeping beginning at 6:00PM.

The Government of Liberia further announces that on Friday, August 26th, funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Colonel Eric Dennis at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, beginning at 10:00AM. and internment follows thereafter at the Bensonville Cemetery in Bentol City, Montserrado County.

As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Deputy Chief of Staff, the President of the Republic of Liberia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has declared a period of mourning during which time the national ensign of the Republic will be flown at half-mask from all public buildings from Friday, August 12, to Friday, August 26, 2016.

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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.