October 22, 2020

Remembrance Day Ceremony

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Sunday, 10 November 2013, the Cayman Islands will join nations around the world in celebrating Remembrance Day, the annual tribute to veterans who defended their countries during times of war.

Local ceremonies will take place on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Services on both Islands will begin at 10:45 a.m. with members of the public asked to assemble no later than 10:30 a.m.

The Grand Cayman service will take place at Elmslie Memorial Church, in front of the Cenotaph.  On Cayman Brac, the service will take place in front of the War Memorial Cenotaph in Stake Bay

Participants on Grand Cayman will include Her Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Helen Kilpatrick, CB; as well as Cabinet members; members of the Legislative Assembly; clergy.

Hon Speaker of the House, Mrs. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP will lay the first wreath in Cayman Brac. Meanwhile Deputy Premier and Minister of District Administration, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, JP, will give an address.

A number of uniformed and service organisations are set to take part in the parades on both islands. These include the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Band, the Fire Service, the Cadet Corps, the Veteran’s Association and others.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will move inside Elmslie Memorial Church on Grand Cayman, and to the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac.

Poppies are symbolic of those who gave their lives while fighting for the freedoms we enjoy today. Members of the public attending the Remembrance Day ceremonies are encouraged to wear their poppies with pride. Although they can be obtained free-of-charge at various locations, the public is invited to give donations to support local veterans.

 

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