Connect with us

LIFE AND STYLE

Tribute Gallery to remember WW1, WW2 veterans

Published

on

An Ex-Servicemen’s World War I and World War II Tribute Gallery is now open to remember countrymen who fought in the World Wars and who served during the post-war periods.

The Tribute Gallery will fall under the purview of the Mauritius Museums Council, which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage.

During the opening ceremony held this week, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said the exhibits at the Gallery will help present and future generations to “honour the bravery of those 38,000 men and women who left Mauritius in the context of the two World Wars.”

It is housed on the 1st floor of the Mauritius Natural History Museum in Port Louis. The webpage of the Gallery and a Souvenir Magazine were also launched on this occasion.

Most of the Mauritians who operated in the frontlines enrolled in the British Army. A few of them ho served in the Free French Forces during World War II.

The main sponsors of the Gallery are the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, to which the Mauritius Ex-Services Trust Fund is affiliated since 2004.

There are at present 561 veterans and 3,222 widows of Ex-Servicemen.

Bookmark(0)

No account yet? Register

Spread the News
The information and opinions expressed in our published works are those of authors/sources believed to be reliable. NewsMoris makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information expressed.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The information and opinions expressed in our published works are those of authors/sources believed to be reliable. NewsMoris makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information expressed.

Can you support?

Dear Reader,

NewsMoris is a media service that is dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions.

As a startup that was born in and faring through challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

Subscribing for as little as USD10/month is the best way you can support our efforts.

Thank you.