14 Feb '12, 4am

Learn lessons from forefathers' resilience during WWII: Dr Yaacob

Learn lessons from forefathers' resilience during WWII: Dr Yaacob

SINGAPORE: Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has urged Singaporeans to remember and learn valuable lessons from the resilience and strength of spirit that their forefathers demonstrated during the Japanese Occupation. He said in the midst of this dark chapter in the country's history, they endured tremendous hardship between 1942 and 1945. He added that even beyond the Japanese Occupation, many struggled to rebuild their dreams, homes and lives. Dr Yaacob said they adapted and persevered in the face of hardship and challenges. He said their 'can do' spirit was commendable. This same spirit, he said, continues to hold true and essential for Singaporeans, whether for school, personal life or for the nation. Dr Yaacob made these points when he launched the World War Two Trail and Resilience Trails on Tuesday. They are part of the events l...

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