The Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has by Proclamation declared Thursday, February 11, 2021 as Armed Forces Day, and is to be observed as a National Holiday throughout the Republic, with strict adherence to the prescribed COID-19 health protocols.
The Proclamation further directs and orders all military and paramilitary organizations within the Republic to organize and execute appropriate programs and ceremonies in recognition of the Day.
According to the Proclamation, government offices as well as public and business houses are to be closed during the observance.
The Proclamation indicated that special attention and honor are to be given and paid to veterans of the Army and the Coast Guard who have been active and upheld the tenants of democracy and human rights during service.
A Foreign Ministry release says this year 2021 marks the Sixty-fourth (64th) anniversary of the Armed Forces Day celebration which will be celebrated under the theme: “Enhancing Military and Legislative Interaction in a Democracy; Liberia in Perspective”
The Proclamation also states that the Government of Liberia has found it necessary to recognize the talents, services, patriotism, loyalty and gallantry for the upkeep of this Noble Heritage by those men and women who are now memorialized through the establishment of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as ordered by the Act Of The National Legislature Of Liberia of 22nd July 2008.