President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Sunday led Malawians in commemorating Remembrance Day, a day set aside in memory of soldiers from Commonwealth countries who died during the two World Wars.
The President arrived at the War Memorial Tower in Area 18, Lilongwe just before 11am and was led to the saluting dais for military honours after which proceeded to observe a minute silence in honour of the fallen heroes.
The 11am mark is deliberately picked because the armistice to end First World War was reached on November 11, 1918.
In Malawi the day is always officially observed on 11 November if it falls on a Sunday, or the immediate Sunday after that date.
The Malawi leader then laid the first wreath at the foot of the tower followed by Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and other government officials, representatives of opposition parties, members of the diplomatic corps, ex-servicemen and many others.
In extension, over the years Remembrance Day has also included commemoration of Malawians soldiers that have died in various conflicts and peace keeping missions across the world.
This includes those that died during service when Malawi Defence Force was wading off spillage of civil war in Mozambique into Malawian border districts. Also observed are those that have lost lives during peacekeeping missions especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo.