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Falkland Islands commemorates Remembrance Day on Sunday

Saturday, November 9th 2013 - 18:47 UTC
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Cross of Sacrifice Memorial (Pic by K.P) Cross of Sacrifice Memorial (Pic by K.P)

Falkland Islands will be holding the annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 10 November at Christ Church Cathedral. Governor Neil Haywood, Commander British Forces, Members of the Legislative Assembly, visiting and resident South Atlantic veterans, together with Senior Officers of the Armed Services will be attending the Service.

 The Service will be led by the Rev Dr Richard Hines and other local ministers. The Minden Band of the Queen’s Division will provide musical accompaniment. During the Service a collection will be made for the Poppy Appeal.

Following the service the Guards procession, Associations and SAMA Veterans will march to the Cross of Sacrifice with accompaniment provided by elements of the Band. Youth organizations will be present at the Cross of Sacrifice.

At 10.48am Governor Haywood, a Member of the Legislative Assembly and the Commander British Forces will arrive at the Cross of Sacrifice. A short service will then be held and the Roll of Honor read out.

There will be two minutes silence at approximately 11.00am marked by the firing of the saluting guns on Victory Green.

Governor Haywood, an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly, and the Commander British Forces, will lay wreaths. Others wishing to lay wreaths will then do so.

The release from Gilbert House underlines the significance of the public occasion and “earnestly hopes that as many members of the community as possible will attend this observance ceremony and play an equal part in honoring and remembering all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. It is appropriate for medals to be worn on this occasion”.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in accordance with the Armistice.

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  • Briton

    We will all, Rember .

    Nov 09th, 2013 - 07:56 pm 0
  • Anglotino

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.

    Lest we forget!

    Nov 09th, 2013 - 08:52 pm 0
  • Escoses Doido

    “One by one Death challenged them. One by one they smiled in his grim visage, and refused to be dismayed. They had been lost; but they had found the path that led them home; and when at last they laid their lives at the feet of the Good Shepherd, what could they do but smile?”

    Nov 09th, 2013 - 09:09 pm 0
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