U.S. Veterans pay tribute

By Ioana Tupa'i ,

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IN REMEMBRANCE: Samoa U.S. veterans and family members in Samoa.

IN REMEMBRANCE: Samoa U.S. veterans and family members in Samoa.

On the 11th day of the 11th month, the United States of America pauses to commemorate the service of men and women who have put their lives on the line for their country. 

On Saturday, all U.S. veterans in Samoa gathered at 6.30am at the Samoa Tourism Authority building to show their respect to those who had fought in World War 1.

U.S. Veterans president, Afoafouvale Mark Moors said: “Today we have gotten together family members of the Veterans because they are part of the sacrifice to give up their time to serve.”

United States Charge d’Affaires, Antone Greubel said: “This is an absolute great honour for me because they have done so much by serving the United States of America to protect our freedom. So the least I can do is to show up and be part of this event.”

Afoafouvale said they also remembered U.S. Veterans who weren’t part of the commemoration.

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