16th Annual Penang Remembrance Day
21 Nov 2017
The 16th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony was held on the Sunday morning of 19 November 2017 at the Cenotaph, Esplanade, Penang. MACVA were invited by the President of Penang Veterans’ Association to attend the ceremony. The High Commissions and Embassies who also attended the Ceremony includes UK and Ireland, Australia, Fiji, Nepal, India, New Zealand, Canada, and Malaysia.
The Guest of Honour was YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and representing Her Excellency The British High Commissioner was Col Stephen Hall, British Defence Advisor to Malaysia. Other parties that attended the ceremony includes local veterans groups, corporate companies and interested families.
The Ceremony begin with the arrival of the Chief Minister at 7.30 am followed by the mounting of the Catafalque Party, National anthem and State anthem. This was followed by the Penang Veterans President, Maj Sivarajan KM Ramanathan(Rtd) welcoming speech and addresses by Col Stephen Hall and Chief Minister of Penang.
The Wreath Laying Ceremony begins after the Reading of the ODE, Song Dedication for the Fallen Heroes, the Last post, observing 2 minutes silence and the Rouse. The Ceremony was elegant, full of meaning and military tradition. The function ended at 10.00 am with light refreshment. Kudos to the Penang Veterans Association for a well organised and successful function.
MACVs at the event includes:-
Lt Col Chua Eng Lye (Rtd),
Maj David Chow (Rtd),
Maj Leong Swee Teng (Rtd),
Maj Wong Kwai Yinn (Rtd),
Maj Lee Hock Sun (Rtd),
WO 1 Ang Kee Lam RMAF (Rtd) and
SAC Kok Ching Huat RMAF (Rtd).