End of World War II Remembrance Ceremony on 12 Sep 2015

End of World War II Remembrance Ceremony on 12 Sep 2015

(70th Anniversary)

This 12 Sep 2015 is when World War II and the Japanese Occupation came to an end 70 years ago in Singapore. To mark this historic occasion, our sister company, The Changi Museum, is holding a remembrance ceremony at Kranji War Cemetery on the day. Please join us there as we honour those who had given their lives in the defence of Malaya and Singapore during the war, and also those who later became prisoners of the occupation forces. We will also reflect on the contributions of those still safeguarding our security, namely the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

The details of the ceremony are given below:

Date:                                     12 Sep 2015 (Sat)

Venue:                                 Kranji War Cemetery

Time:                                     4.30pm to 5.30pm

Guest of Honour:             Prof Walter Woon, David Marshall Professor of Law at NUS and Dean of Singapore Institute of Legal Education

There will be Ambassadors and High Commissioners representing the countries involved in the war at the ceremony. Most significantly, there will be veterans, ex-POWs and former civilian internees — in their late 80s and 90s — from around the world in attendance. This will be an opportunity to meet and listen to their experiences about the war.

The programme will feature the reading of selected poems, the laying of wreaths, observing two minutes of silence in honour of the fallen soldiers, singing the National Anthem, among other things.

The event is open to the public. We look forward to you joining us at Kranji War Cemetery on 12 Sep 2015 at 4.30pm.