MONROVIA, LIBERIA- President George Weah has by Proclamation declared Wednesday March 10 as National Decoration Day, and it is to be observed as a National Holiday throughout the country.
The Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the Legislature, which was passed on October 24, 1916 declaring the Second Wednesday in March of each year as “Decoration Day”.
A Foreign Ministry Release says the observance is in recognition of the nation’s past heroes and heroines, who have lived and died in the interest of their country.
The Proclamation also added that the Day was set aside to celebrate the memory of the dead and keep alive their deeds and invaluable contributions to society and the state.
President Weah has ordered that the National Ensign be flown at Half-Staff from all public buildings, Military Camps and private residences from 6-AM to 6-PM consistent with the proclamation.