Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On
Don't Bury Medals
Medals are indeed a reflection of hard work and honesty. 113 police officers in Suva were awarded medals for long service, peacekeeping missions and bravery. These medals can be displayed at home well after the recipient has passed on.
Many people in the villages have buried medals together with the owners and on Remembrance Day there is nothing to show. Children or relatives go and march, plain cheated.
I would like to remind people not to bury medals with the owner, keep them as a visible memory of your loved ones who were awarded for the various reasons - for long service, peacekeeping missions and bravery. Even saving a life.
So please don’t bury the medals, keep them so that 100 years down the road descendants can proudly display them as mementos and history can bee seen and not just remembered.