Monday, June 24, 2024

Descendants of WW-II veterans commemorate 80 years of war

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KOHIMA, APRIL 4: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the World War-II, 26-member descendants of the Allied Forces from the United Kingdom laid wreaths at the Kohima War Cemetery today.
The trustee of Kohima Education Trust, Charlotte Carty led the team in paying homage to those who fought and died in the battle of Kohima during the WW-II.
Speaking at the commemorative ceremony held at the war memorial, the Viscount Mark William Rawdon Slim lauded the Naga people and the Indian force for being the allies of the British army in successfully fighting against the Japanese force.
He called upon the gathering to be grateful and proud for the victory won by the Allied Frces in this part of the world 80 years ago. They deserve eternal appreciation and thanks, he said.
Talking to reporters, KET Trustee, Charlotte Carty said that the support that Nagas gave to the Allies is extraordinary.
As a descendant of the war veteran, she said it was her mother who passed down the knowledge about the Battle of Kohima to her and now she wants it to be passed down to the next generation so that they continue to remember the brave acts in turning point of the battle in the East.
Terming that it was one of the most ferocious wars ever and an extraordinary war on the land, Carty hoped that a lesson has been learnt from the past and that it won’t be repeated in the future.
(Page News Service)