The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King and the Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, paid final respects to Rev. Dr. Charles W, Saunders who was eulogized during a State Recognized Funeral service on Thursday February 10th, 2022. The service, which took place at the Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street, was attended by the Governor General, His Most Excellency Cornelius A. Smith, and Prime Minister the Honourable Philip Davis, along with government officials and members of the religious community. Dr. Saunders made numerous contributions in the educational development of the country, where he held numerous posts in the public service. He also pastored the Salem Union Baptist Church for approximately 39 years and served in many leadership positions in the Baptist Community. He was laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.