The government has released the funeral arrangements for the late Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Colonel Eric Wamu Dennis, I.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Book of Condolence for the late Col. Dennis will be opened today, Tuesday, August 23, at Barclay Training Center (BTC) – the headquarters of the AFL – from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On Thursday, August 25, the remains of Colonel Dennis will be conveyed under appropriate military escort from the St. Moses Funeral Parlor at 4:00 p.m. to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Paynesville for one night of wake-keeping, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The government further announces that on Friday, August 26, funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Col. Eric Dennis at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at the Bensonville Cemetery in Bentol City, Montserrado County.
As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Deputy Chief of Staff, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has declared a period of mourning, during which time the national ensign of the Republic will be flown at half-mast from all public buildings from Friday, August 12, to Friday, August 26.