President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has issued a Proclamation, declaring Wednesday, March 12, 2014, as Decoration Day, which is to be observed throughout the Republic as a NATIONAL HOLIDAY.
According an Executive Mansion press release, the Proclamation is in consonance with an Act passed on October 24, 1916, by the National Legislature, declaring the second Wednesday in March of each year as Decoration Day, and to be observed nation while. The release pointed out that the observance is in recognition of the nation’s past heroes and heroines, who lived and died in the interest of the State.
The Proclamation said it is befitting that a day be set aside to celebrate the memories of those blessed dead statesmen, loved ones and friends, thereby keeping ever alive their deeds and invaluable contributions made to society and the state for onward march to progress.
The proclamation has further ordered that the National Ensign be flown at half –staff from all public buildings, military camps, and private residences from 12:01 Anti meridian to 5:30 post meridian on Wednesday.