Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations
The Deputy Governor’s Office is encouraging members of the public to attend this year’s Remembrance Day Service on Sunday, November 13.
This year’s observance will commence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday with a procession of paramilitary organisations and ex-servicemen and women from the entrance of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College grounds to the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium. The Remembrance Day Service will follow immediately after.
His Excellency the Governor, John S. Duncan, OBE; Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE and other public officials will participate in the activities.
Acting Permanent Secretary, in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Mrs. Carolyn Stoutt Igwe, says, “The observance of Remembrance Day gives us all a time to reflect on the sacrifices persons have made and continue to make on behalf of their countries. Many persons gave their lives so that we can enjoy some of the freedoms we have today”.
Mrs. Stoutt Igwe is therefore urging everyone to attend the Service to honour all who have given their lives in service of their countries as well as to and show support for those who have served in various armed forces.
Members of the public are also encouraged to purchase and wear poppies or poppy pins to the Service. The wearing of poppies has become a symbol of remembrance, compassion and care for all victims of war.
Remembrance Day is observed annually in honour of the members of armed forces who died in the line of duty during World War I and other conflicts.