The peace we enjoy today would not have been possible without the sacrifices of our war veterans.
Peace never comes easy. In Malaysia’s case, the population had to survive the harsh Japanese occupation, the Malayan Emergency and Konfrontasi.
Freedom and prosperity should not be taken for granted, and those who sacrificed much and gave their lives for the country need to be remembered.
The idea for a veterans’ association stemmed from Harold Vernon Speldewinde, who was of Dutch descent and who began serving as a freedom fighter in the Penang Eurasian Volunteer “E Company” at the young age of seventeen during the Second World War. His wartime recollections are priceless today.
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