By Asia Samachar Team | SINGAPORE |
Sikhs held a prayer service at the Kranji War Memorial Singapore to commemorate the thousands of Sikhs soldiers who fought bravely defending Singapore against the Japanese forces in World War II.
In his address, guest of honour Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Dr Tan Wu Meng said: “We honour and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for Singapore… and also thank the Sikh community for their many contributions.”
The memorial bears the names of more than 24,346 Allied soldiers and airmen killed in Southeast Asia who have no known grave.
A good portion of the names on the walls that line the memorial are of the Punjab Regiments who fought bravely during WW2 defending Singapore against the Japanese forces. – With updates and photos from Young Sikh Association Singapore (YSA) Facebook page
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