St. Kitts – Nevis To Honour It’s Fallen Citizens
Office of The Prime Minister
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 04, 2008
Sunday 9th November 2008 will be observed as a National Day of Remembrance to those who gave their lives in the Wars of 1912-1918 and 1939-1945. Arrangements have been made for a non-denominational service to be held at the War Memorials in St. Kitts and in Nevis at 8:00 a.m. on that date. The General Public is asked to make a special effort to attend.
In St. Kitts the programme will be as follows:
- The Honourable Prime Minister arrives at 7:56 a.m.
- The Governor General arrives at 7:58 a.m.
- At 8:00 a.m. hours silence will be observed for the space of two minutes at the firing of a rifle.
- The rifle is fired a second time to signal the end of the silence and the bugles will sound the “LAST POST”.
- The parade will stand “at ease” and the service will commence with a prayer.
- The laying of the wreaths takes place in the following order:
- His Excellency the Governor General
- The Honourable Prime Minister
- The British Representative ““ Honorary British Consul to the Federation
- The British Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen League
- The Commander, St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force
- The Commissioner, Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force
- The Leaders of the Uniformed Organisations on Parade
- Members of the General Public
The General Public is asked to observe the occasion by keeping the two-minute silence at 8:00 a.m. whether they attend the service or not. All movement of wheeled traffic should cease during the period of silence.
The ex-servicemen of both wars are especially invited to attend the service in uniform, if possible, and special sections of the cenotaph are reserved for them. Decorations should be worn.
Immediately after the departure of the Honourable Prime Minister from the cenotaph, the Military and uniformed units on parade, preceded by the Legion of Ex-servicemen march into Fort Thomas Road through the eastern entrance of the cenotaph and turn northward into Horsford Road.
The salute at the march past will be given while the units are passing the monument on Horsford Road.