Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown)
The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, had once again been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to be observed as Armed Forces Day.
A few years ago (12-Feb-2010), Sierra Leone's President, Ernest Bai Koroma, had similarly declared Thursday, February 18, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday to mark Armed Forces Day, in a communique from the State House Press Secretariat which clearly pointed out that Armed Forces Day will continue to be commemorated annually in remembrance of those fallen in the two World Wars, the Liberian Civil War, and the Civil Conflict in Sierra Leone from 1991-2002, but that the 2010 Armed Forces Day non-working public holiday was to remain a one-off event.
It is not clear, from today's communique, whether February 18 is to become an annual non-working public holiday in sierra Leone, of if this is to be another "one-off" public holiday in Sierra Leone for 2013.
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