The service and sacrifices made by several Vincentians during the First and Second World Wars were recalled at the Annual Remembrance Day Parade in Kingstown on Sunday.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace attended the ceremony held at the Cenotaph. Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hendrick Alexander, Attorney General Judith Jones Morgan, Sen. Julian Francis as well as Major St. Clair Leacock of the Opposition also attended the moving ceremony.
Commissioner of Police Michael Charles was joined at the event by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Reynold Hadaway, as well as senior members in representing the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
Among those in attendance were local dignitaries, members of the clergy, the high court and the diplomatic corp.
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth and was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the agreement that ended the First World War on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. — on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.