The beautiful, grand, elaborate, touching & heartfelt State Funeral procession & service for the extraordinary late First Prime Minister & founding father of modern Singapore - Mr Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015
It was such a touching & heartwarming sight as the nation lined the streets of Singapore to bid their final farewells to Mr Lee, in spite of the heavy downpour of rain islandwide
As the gun carriage carrying the body & coffin of the great man, led by the Singapore Armed Forces, travelled the 15.4km journey through the streets of Singapore, towards the University Cultural Centre for the funeral service.
The nation cheered, clapped for him, many shouted out his name, cried, teared, some even knelt while waving their final goodbyes. Many threw flowers & flower petals, Singapore flags & "thank you" notes were waved. It was an extremely touching sight islandwide.
The Singapore Armed Forces (the Army, Navy, Air Force and Police) bid their final farewell to Mr Lee with the highest honour & highest form of respect
There was a 21-gun salute fired by four ceremonial 25-pounder guns as the procession journeyed around the Padang.
As Mr Lee’s body crossed the Esplanade Bridge, Patrol Vessels RSS Dauntless and RSS Resilience from the Republic of Singapore Navy Force conducted a ceremonial sailpast off the Marina Barrage as a final salute.
A black flag, traditionally used for mourning, was flown on the starboard side of the mast of each ship, together with signals flag representing the letters “L”, “K” and “Y”. When the State Funeral Procession passed the Padang, the two ships sounded three prolonged horn blasts, lasting ten seconds each.
During the funeral service, 10 touching eulogies were shared by individual ministers, co-workers, family & friends
Upon conclusion of the service at 4.35pm, The Singapore Civil Defence Force Public Warning System siren sounded twice islandwide to signal the start and end of a minute of silence for the late Mr Lee.
The entire nation of Singapore came to a standstill. It was such as beautiful & heartfelt moment that my tears couldn't help but flow freely.
The national pledge & the national anthem was recited & sung with tears flowing down.
Goodbye Mr Lee.. This is our final farewell..
What a beautiful State Funeral for an extraordinary man who deserved every single bit of it..
4.35pm the entire nation of Singapore stood still just for you... Such a beautiful & heartfelt moment which could not stop my tears from flowing freely..
What a beautiful final farewell & an event which I know I will never ever experience ever again in this lifetime of mine.
Thank you, sir, even to the very end.
You will always be dearly missed.. ㅠㅠ