The event was the traditional laying of wreath marking the end of activities in the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day which started with the launching of the remembrance emblem last year.
Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammadu, led the nation’s security chiefs to lay wreath in honour of the fallen heroes.
The solemn event was held at the National Arcade, opposite Eagles Square, Three Arms Zone, Abuja.
Apart from the laying of wreath, the event featured special prayer sessions for living and fallen heroes; a minute silence in honour of fallen heroes; gun salute; release of doves to represent peace and signing of the anniversary register among others.
Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day is a day set aside for sober reflections on the significance of the armed forces to the country and to pay tribute to servicemen and veterans.
Globally, the Armed Forces Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 every year and it is known as the armistice day, commemorating the end of the first World War.
However, with the formal end of Nigerian Civil War following the surrender of the Biafran secessionists on January 15, 1970, the date was changed to mark the restoration of Nigeria’s unity.
Below are some photos from the event;