Cayman remembers the lost

| 09/11/2009

(CNS): Despite the inclement weather as a result of the proximity of the tropical storm, Ida, residents in the Cayman Islands battled the against the rain and turned out to mark the Remembrance Day ceremony at the George Town Elmslie Memorial Church. The service which comes ahead of the armistice day 11 November pays tribute to those who fought and died for in various wars around the world since the first world war and also the country’s mariners who were lost at sea.  

 

GIS reported that after the customary two-minute silence for those fallen on the battlefield, Captain Dale Banks read the poem In Flanders Field. This was followed by the laying of wreaths inside the church, led by the governor Stuart Jack.                 Wreaths were also laid by the new deputy premier, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Opposition Leader, Kurt Tibbetts.  A break in the weather allowed the laying of additional wreaths at the Seaman’s Memorial in addition to a short police parade.

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