Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

| 31/10/2019 | 0 Comments

The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Grand Cayman will be held at the Cenotaph outside Elmslie Memorial United Church in George Town on Sunday, 10 November. The Cayman Brac ceremony will run simultaneously and will take place in front of the War Memorial Cenotaph in Stake Bay.

The events, which are open to the public, serve to pay tribute to Cayman’s local veteran heroes who have sacrificed so much to preserve our way of life and to those who lost their lives at sea. The annual events always create a palpable feeling of pride amongst all who attend.

The events start precisely at 10.45am and attendees and participants are asked to be assembled and seated by 10.30am.

Some activities planned include the opening parade led by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Services Band followed by contingents from the RCIPS, the Fire Service, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, Girls’ Brigade, the Scouts, Cadet Corps, the Seventh Day Pathfinders, the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens. The Cayman Islands Veterans Association contingent will also join the Parade.

Individuals or religious organisations who wish to pay their respects by laying wreaths at the Cenotaph or the Seaman’s Memorial, should contact Chief of Protocol Meloney Syms, tel. 244-3612 or email protocol@gov.ky by Wednesday, 6 November.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the Elmslie Memorial United Church.

Everyone attending the ceremony is encouraged to wear a poppy. Poppies are symbolic of those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. They can be obtained from various locations across the three islands, from local veterans or at the lobby of the Government Administration Building.

On Monday, 11 November at 11am the Cayman Islands will continue to remember those who served and the lives that were lost by holding a two-minute moment of silence starting at 11am.

Donations are discretionary and funds are used to assist veterans or their widows to ensure that they receive the help they need to live with comfort, dignity and appreciation.

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