"15 February marks the anniversary of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in World War II. On this day every year, we honour the ones who bravely came forward to defend our country, and those who lost their lives in this dark moment of our history. It is occasion to reflect and strengthen our resolve to keep Singapore safe, secure and sovereign.
May this online exhibition remind us of the lessons we must never forget, and inspire us to believe that as long as we are united, there is no challenge we cannot overcome together."
— Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education
on the 55th War Memorial Service in Commemoration of the Civilian Victims of the Japanese Occupation and Total Defence Day 2022 and Launch of the Online Exhibition "Reflecting the Past, Looking Forward to the Future"