(ZIZ News)– On Sunday, St. Kitts and Nevis paid tribute to nationals who fought and died in World Wars I and II.
The National Day of Remembrance was observed with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial or Cenotaph on the Bay Road.
The ceremony began with the arrival of Governor General His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence, followed by a 21-gun salute.
Representatives of the St. Kitts Christian Council and the St. Kitts Evangelical Association conducted the service.
Chairman of the Ex-Serviceman’s Legion, Samuel Nathan said the memory of the fallen will live forever.
“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and at the morning, we will remember them,” he said.
Among those laying wreaths were Governor General, His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence, Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Earl Asim Martin, and representatives of various uniformed bodies.
The ceremony is held each year to honour those who gave their lives in World War 1 from 1012 to 1918 and World War 2 from 1939 to 1945.