Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vigil guard, highest form of respect, accorded to Lee Kuan Yew during lying in state

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng; Chief of Army, Major-General Perry Lim; Chief of Navy, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han; Chief of Air Force, Major-General Hoo Cher Mou; and Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Brigadier-General Chia Choon Hoong were the first Vigil Guard duties in the morning of 25 Mar from 9.45 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.

The vigil guards comprises four uniformed officers each standing at a corner of the casket with his head bowed, back turned away and ceremonial sword inverted - led by a senior officer who stands at the head of the casket facing inwards.

Touching moment at Parliament House: A vigil guard who was standing at a corner of the casket of Mr Lee Kuan Yew during the ceremony, is being helped by vigil orderly to wipe tears off his face. #rememberingleekuanyew Photo: The Straits Times (Chew Seng Kim)

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