President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation, declared Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as “Decoration Day” and is to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a National Holiday. A Foreign Ministry release said, the President’s Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature approved on October 24, 1916 which declared the Second Wednesday of March in each year to be known as “Decoration Day” and to be observed as a National Holiday.
The Proclamation adds that it is befitting that a day be set aside to celebrate the memory of those blessed dead, who have lived and died in the interest of the Liberian Nation, thereby keeping ever alive their deeds and invaluable contributions made to society and the State for onward march to progress.he Liberian President, in the Proclamation, calls on citizens and foreign residents to remember and cherish the love and affection, the joy and constant caring which existed between family members and friends who once lived so dearly with them before their death.
YMCA Nat’ Secretary General Donates Books to Bong Schools By Papa Morris from Gbarnga, Bong County Team Jorquelleh of Bong County has commenced the distribution of over sixteen thousand text books to all schools in Electoral District Number Three in the County.
The books were recently brought in the Country from the United States, through the National Secretary General of the Young Man Christian Association (YMCA), Edward Gboe.
At the start of the presentation of the text books on Wednesday, the Chairman of Team Jorquelleh, Kolleh Reeves, said the books came as a result of Mr. Gboe’s efforts in lobbying with friends overseas. Mr. Reeves added that Mr. Gboe, as a son of Bong County, was of the belief that it was necessary to pay back to the community from which he hails.
The Team Jorquelleh Chairman added that Mr. Gboe will continue to use his international contacts to help the people of District Three. School administrators who received the donation praised Mr. Gboe for identifying with them, adding that the donation will ease the problem0
of text books at their respective institutions because teachers and students will now be able to make references.
They described Mr. Gboe as a true son of District describing his contribution to the development of the district as immense. Each school is expected to receive one thousand, two hundred text
books, including chemistry, biology, English, literature and 0elementary and junior high school text books.