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  • Dec 18, 2014
  • Updated: 11:09pm

Ceremony still matters

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 November, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 November, 1997, 12:00am

I am disappointed that the Hong Kong SAR Government was not better represented by its senior members at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

Whilst I appreciate the administration is eager to rid itself of any attachments to the colonial past, the senior members' absence was an oversight. The Cenotaph ceremony, within the local context, is to remember and honour those who fought and died for Hong Kong during World War II, regardless of race or nationality.

Without the selfless acts of these individuals, Hong Kong's path through the second half of the 20th century may well have been very different. What we have today we owe to those brave few and this memory, this respect, this sense of indebtedness should never be allowed to wane.



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