Wearing poppies with pride
Residents are wearing their poppies with pride ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day ceremony.
Members of the Bermuda Regiment were out in force on the streets of Hamilton handing out the paper flowers and collecting donations for the Bermuda Legion — a charity that cares for former servicemen and their families.
The poppy has become a symbol of sacrifices made during the First World War, where they flourished on the battlefields of Europe. Artificial versions of the flower were first used to raise funds in 1921, three years after the end of hostilities.
Tomorrow’s ceremony, which will mark the 104th anniversary of the end of the Great War, will take place at the Cenotaph on Front Street. A minute’s silence will be held at 11am — the exact the moment the guns finally fell silent more than a century ago.