HRC marks Remembrance Day


The Red Hand Day Crew of the Human Rights Club (HRC) embarked on a Poppy
campaign on 11th November, 2019 to raise funds in support of about 20,000
Veterans and military widows in Ghana. This awareness campaign had two main
objectives:

  • To remind the LCS Community of the horrors of war while honoring those who lost their lives or got injured in search of peace.
  • To raise Ghs 1,000 or more to support the Veterans Administration, Ghana.

Our team made posters to draw the community's attention to the horrors of war,
which claimed over 18 million lives in the first world war alone. A poem about
poppies: "The Flanders Field" by Maj. John McCrae http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-fla... was also highlighted.

Community members were urged to wear a poppy and give a token to support
the cause. A total amount of Ghs 508 was raised from the voluntary contributions.

In line with the second objective; we presented the money raised to Ex WO 1,
Bright Segbefia who is the General Secretary of The Veterans Administration,
Ghana.

He expressed gratitude on behalf of the Veterans Administration and appealed
for more support to enable VAG fulfill its constitutional mandate.

The entire process offered us yet another learning opportunity to do some
research and offer service.

By The HRC Red Hand Day Crew