The Government of Liberia has declared Wednesday, March 11 as the National Decoration Day, and is to be observed throughout Liberia.
In a proclamation, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said it is befitting that a day is set aside to celebrate the memory of those blessed dead who have lived and died in the interest of the Liberian nation, thereby keeping ever alive their deeds and invaluable contributions to society and the state for onward march to progress.
The President through the Foreign Ministry said the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia realized that such an important event in the history of the nation should be constantly kept in the minds of citizens of the land to inspire them to larger measures of service and patriotism.
By that, the statement of proclamation notes that on October 24, 1916, the Legislature approved an act declaring the second Wednesday of March in each year as Decoration Day to be observed as a national holiday.
By virtue of the authority vested in her as President of the country, President Sirleaf declared the day as a national holiday to be observed throughout the country, ordering the flag to be flown at half-mast from all public buildings, military camps and private residences from 12:01 to 5:30 post meridian.