The Territory will honour and pay tribute to those who fought in World War I and other conflicts as well as those who served in various armed forces when it observes Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 10.
This year’s observance will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium with a procession of ex-service men and women, paramilitary organisations and bands along the road leading from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College to the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium. The Remembrance Day Service will begin immediately after. All uniformed organisations and ex-service men and women are invited to participate.
Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. said, “In the Virgin Islands, Remembrance Day is observed annually on the second Sunday in November. This is a day set aside to honour and pay tribute to those who fought in World War I and other conflicts as well as those who served in various armed forces.”
The Deputy Governor added, “The sacrifices made by these brave men and women over 100 years ago have indeed contributed immensely to much of the freedoms that we enjoy today and we should continue our efforts to recognise the progress that we have made because of them.”
The public is encouraged to purchase and wear poppies or poppy pins to the service, as a symbol of compassion, remembrance and care for all victims of war.
Poppies can be purchased from the Office of the Deputy Governor or by contacting 468-2195.