Press Release
15 November 2019 - 3:12pm

The British Virgin Islands laid a wreath at the National Service of Remembrance, UK at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London England on Sunday, 10 November.

The Service of Remembrance commemorates members of the armed services who lost their lives in the line of duty.

This year marked the first time the Territory was able to lay wreath in its own right at the Remembrance Ceremony, having petitioned for 17 years for the right to participate in the service.

In previous years, The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has laid a wreath on behalf of Overseas Territories recognising the enormous contribution by members of Her Majesty's armed services from each of the British Overseas Territories.

 "It was an honour to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of the British Virgin Islands on this historic occasion. We are proud of the valiant service and contributions of our ancestors" said Ms. Tracy Bradshaw, Interim Director and BVI UK/EU Representative.

The Cenotaph is a war memorial on Whitehall in London, England and is the site of the annual National Service of Remembrance which is held at 11:00 a.m. on Remembrance Sunday.

NOTE:
Wreaths laid by The British Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories at the National Service of Remembrance, at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, England.

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