Nigerian armed forces day! Today we remember brave soldiers who stood for our nation and and at all times defended our nation against intruders, we celebrate every officer of the Nigerian force for their efforts and dedication to foster unity, peace and to secure our nation Nigeria. While we have bad men in the force there are some others who have made tremendous sacrifices to ensure security and to protect our nation, today we remember our heroes, we remember them for standing by Nigeria.
Armed Forces Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is celebrated on January 15th. It was formerly marked on the 11th of November every year to coincide with the Remembrance Day, for the World War II veterans in the British Commonwealth of Nations, but it was changed to January 15th in Nigeria in commemoration of the surrender of Biafran troops to the Federal troops on 15th of January 1970 thus signalling the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
Many died fighting for this country, many lost some parts of their bodies, families grieve for their loved ones, children denied fatherly love and childhood with their fathers because they died on the battle field.
The Nigerian Legion is the Nigerian association of ex-servicemen, the Nigerian Legion was was established to to protect and support the interests of the Nigerian association of ex-servicemen Officers and men of the armed forces who were trained to fight and kill. When they retire, they discover that there are no jobs for them (some of them have been in the armed forces since they were teenagers and military work is all they know). Others were forced to retire from the Armed Forces due to injuries sustained in battle.
The Legion helps them to integrate into society and to take care of themselves. Officers and men of the armed forces are trained to fight and kill. When they retire, they discover that there are no jobs for them (some of them have been in the armed forces since they were teenagers and military work is all they know). Others were forced to retire from the Armed Forces due to injuries sustained in battle.
There is Remembrance Day parade at the Cenotaph in Abuja and in the 36 state capitals which includes a 21 gun salute, playing of the Last Post, a minute’s silence, laying off wreaths and release of pigeons to symbolise peace.