Remembrance Day commemorated in Gozo on Sunday
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Remembrance Day – Jum it-Tifkira, was commemorated in Gozo on Sunday with a prayer service and wreath laying ceremony in honour of the victims of the two world wars of the 20th century.
The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, presided over the ceremony, which was held in Independence Square, Victoria.
As the Citadel clock struck the eleventh hour a minute of silence was held, followed by the Last Post and the Reveille.
Traditional red poppy wreaths were laid at the foot of the monument commemorating Gozitan victims who perished between the years 1939-1945 by enemy action during the World War II.
The monument, known also as Christ the King Monument, is a 1949 work of Italian sculptor Carlo Pisi and was unveiled by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on 7th May 1954.
This commemoration ceremony was organised by the National and Regional Celebration Committee within the Ministry for Gozo.