Rememberance Day Wreaths 2008
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 10, (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis on Sunday, remembered its nationals who fought and died in the two World Wars.
The traditional National Day of Remembrance to those who gave their lives in World War I from 1912 to 1918 and World War 11 from 1939 to 1945 was observed with the Laying of Wreaths at the War Memorial or Cenotaph on the Bay Road.
The Service commenced with the firing of a gun signaling the observance of two minutes silence and the playing of The Last Post.
“They shall not grow 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 shall remember them,” read President of the Ex-Servicemen’s Legion.
“Their death is not a loss, but a final offering of their lives to Almighty God in the service of mankind,” said Major Ronald Ellis of the Salvation Army.
“We think of the sons of St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla who died that we might have a better life”¦.We give you thanks for those who are still with us; may you continue to bless and provide for them. Thank you for comforting and encouraging them and for letting them know that they are loved. Thank you for being their guide,” said Rev. Hilton Joseph of the Zion Moravian Church.
Representatives of the St. Kitts Evangelical Association and the Catholic Church also participated.
Wreaths were laid by the His Excellency the Governor General, Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian; Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and representatives of the British Government, the British Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen League, the Commander, St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, the Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the Nurses, Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Scouts, Guides, the 4-H, Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinders, the Traffic Wardens and Project Strong.