Day of the Martyrs in Togo
Day of the Martyrs in Togo is held on June 21. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us
The day, set up as a moment of meditation and national remembrance in reference to those who fell on June 21, 1957, is marked throughout the territory by wreath laying ceremonies.
June 21 is a day of commemoration for the rest of the souls of Togolese who died for the independence of their country in 1960. A list of martyrs and fighters is being drawn up so that the duty of remembrance is best fulfilled. A monument is erected at Pya-Hodo in the prefecture of Kozah, in honor of these martyrs.
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