In memory of S'pore's war dead

In memory of S'pore's war dead
Mr Foo Wah En lays his hands on the urn sitting at the Beach Road War Memorial as he pays respects to his late father who was one of many civillians killed during the Japanese Occupation, on 15 February 2015.

SINGAPORE - Mr Foo Wah Eng, 74, laying his hands on the urn at the War Memorial in Beach Road as he paid his respects to his late father, who was one of thousands of civilians killed during the Japanese Occupation.

Mr Foo was one of about 1,250 people who attended the 48th War Memorial Service yesterday, held to mark the fall of Singapore on Feb 15, 1942.

Feb 15 is also Total Defence Day, which serves as a reminder not to take peace and security for granted.

The Singapore Armed Forces marked the day with a weapons presentation ceremony on the landing ship tank RSS Endurance - the first such event on a landing ship tank.

This article was first published on February 16, 2015.
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