The Poppy week was officially inaugurated by President Chakwera on November 2,2022 at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe
By Kondanani Chilimunthaka
Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday led Malawians in remembering soldiers who lost their lives and those who survived the two World Wars.
Popularly known as Poppy Day, Remembrance Day is in most countries observed on November 11 to recall the end of the First World War which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
The Poppy week was officially inaugurated by President Chakwera on November 2,2022 at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe with his call for Malawians to be inspired by the sacrifices that the fallen and living heroes paid for the liberties the country is enjoying today.
In Malawi, the main event of the Remembrance Day was held at the Lilongwe Area 18 National War Memorial Tower where President Chakwera led Malawians in the commemoration.
Similar events have also been held in the city of Mzuzu where President Chakwera was represented by Richard Chimwendo Banda who is Minister of Youth and Sports, and in Zomba where Minister of Mining Albert Mbawala represented the President.