- Feb 19, 2011
The Charleroi Post GazetteThe Federation Celebrates Armed Forces Day
You must be registered for see imagesCitizens across the nation gathered together today in Charleroi to join in the festivities of Armed Forces Day. A parade was held were members of each branch of the Federation military marched down the Boulevard of Westernesse, while showered with flowers and ticker tape. Federation President Walter Langley gave a speech praising the military and giving remembrance to those who have died in the defense of democracy.
"We must remember the blood sacrifice that has been made to protect this great nation a sacrifice that has brought us peace, prosperity and freedom. While the nations of the world bicker and argue over mandates and rattle sabers, the Federation stands as a beacon of hope to all those who desire peace. It is you, the stalwart men and women of our armed forces that stand as our first and last line of defense, it is you that will be called upon should the Federation need to let fly the flag of war. We honor you and place you upon the highest pedestal on this Armed Forces day."
As Armed Forces day is always on the first Sunday of April, the following Monday will be a Federal Holiday, government offices will be closed and will reopen Tuesday. Further festivities will be held along with the start of the National Baseball League's opening day. A fly over will be held over the first official game between the Charleroi Councillors and the Ellwood City Lakers starting at 1310 Eastern.
Colonial Police Bust Heroin Operation in Aja.
You must be registered for see imagesColonial Marshal Mark Taggart praised officers of the Colonial Police for their bravery in the face heavily armed Polytopikan drug smugglers. Five hundred kilograms of Heroin were seized, a shipment destined for the west coast of the Federation worth 120 million. The smugglers are connected with Polytopikan Nationalists who wish to remove Polytopika from Federation control. The nationalists have taken several losses in battles with Colonial Police under Colonial Marshal Mark Taggart who has breathed new life into police tactics used to root out the entrenched nationalist criminals.
Marshal Taggart had this to say about the bust: "These nationalists have been running drugs into the Federation for far too long and now we are finally making inroads against their deeply entrenched operation."
The Nationalists originally did not use drug smuggling to fund their operation against Colonial Police, however after several prominent members were taken prisoner and convicted of terrorism, the Nationalists have shed any morals they previously had and have been flooding drugs from Touyou into Federation territories.