The Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) has held a Remembrance Day ceremony in honor of fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country.
The ceremony brought together past and present officials of the NSS, members of the Ghana Armed forces and other stakeholders to commemorate the lives of the fallen heroes who have contributed immensely to the development of the country.
The National Service Schme was established 50 years ago to create a sense of national consciousness and rekindle the spirit of patriotism among the young people of Ghana.
And over the years, it had become a remarkable success story.
In his remarks, the Executive Director of the NSS, Osei Assibey Antwi noted that the event was intended to celebrate the past and present service personnel who have played a vital role in the development of the country.
He urged Ghanaians especially the youth to emulate the selflessness and patriotism of the fallen heroes and work towards building a better Ghana for future generations.
He reminisced the contributions made by the NSS personnel over the years from their invaluable work in remote regions of the country to their contributions in different sectors of the economy.
The occasion was a celebration of the NSS and its impact on Ghana over the last 50 years.
It was also an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of tens and thousands of personnel who had served the nation under the scheme.
On his part, the deputy minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour sensitized the youth on the importance of honoring and preserving the country’s heritage.
He called on the youth not to allow politics to divide their front, urging the youth to develop love for their country.
A wreath laying was also held to honor all fallen heroes who died in their line of duty.
Story by: Coffie Emmanuel