Premier: ‘We will remember them’
Michael Dunkley and others will mark Remembrance Day this Wednesday in honour of those who served in the two World Wars.
The Premier and other dignitaries will mark the occasion with a laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph on Front Street, along with the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds.
“Armed conflicts continue to scar lives in many countries,” Mr Dunkley said. “More wars rage than popular news bothers to inform us. Remembrance Day is one occasion when we reflect on the sacrifice of brave men and women who risked and in so many cases, gave, their lives in support of great causes.
“Bermuda counts itself among the family of nations who watched men and women go to war as a matter of duty and sacrifice. More than remembering the dead, this observance should cause us to salute the selfless spirit of those who chose uniformed service. They bore an immense burden and history records that they did so admirably.”
Mr Dunkley added: “Though the numbers on parade sadly decline each year, that spirit is still strong and it is with considerable pride that Bermuda pauses on Remembrance Day to reflect on their service. We will remember them.”
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the ceremony and pay their respects to the men and women who served.