Next Wednesday, 15 February, will be the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore during World War II – an event that changed history.
On 15 February 1942, Malaya Command, the Allied army which defended Malaya and Singapore during World War II, surrendered to the invading Japanese 25th Army in Singapore.
To mark this historic occasion, the Commemoration Committee for the 75thAnniversary of the Fall of Singapore will be organising a Commemoration Ceremony on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, at Kranji War Cemetery at 4.30pm.
This will be the first time former Allied nations, including Singapore, are working together with Japan to organise a Commemoration Ceremony in the spirit of reconciliation and healing.
The Ceremony will honour the sacrifices of all military personnel who had fought in Malaya and Singapore during the War, civilians who had lost their lives during the War and subsequent Occupation, and the contributions of men and women in uniform who safeguard Singapore’s security today.