October 21, 2020

Poppies help us remember

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Captain Dale Pins GovernorSince the First World War, the poppy has commemorated the lives of soldiers who have died in war.

The Cayman Islands Veterans Association (CIVA) pinned the first poppy from its annual fundraising campaign on Governor Helen Kilpatrick earlier this month.

As part of the Poppy Appeal, the association offers poppies in exchange for donations. This year CIVA members will bring their tins to different public sites and events around the islands, from Saturday 19 October until Saturday 9 November.

Donations will defray the cost of healthcare and other expenses for members of the association and their widows

The annual official church service remembering Caymanians lost in war and at sea will take place at Elmslie Memorial Church on Sunday, 10 November at 10:45am.

See also iNews story published October 8 2013 “First Poppy for Governor” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/first-poppy-for-governor/

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