Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis remembers its nationals who fought and died in the two World Wars.
The traditional National Day of Remembrance to those who gave their lives in World War I from 1912 to 1918 and World War 11 from 1939 to 1945 will be observed with the Laying of Wreaths at the War Memorial or Cenotaph on the Bay Road on Sunday 10th November.
The Service will commence following the arrival of His Excellency the Governor-General His Excellency Sir Edmund and Lady Lawrence and Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and the firing of a gun signaling start and end of a two-minute observance of silence and the playing of The Last Post.
Representatives of the St. Kitts Christian Council, the St. Kitts Evangelical Association and the St. Kitts and Nevis Ex-Service Men’s Legion will say prayers and the names of those who died will be read.
Wreaths will be laid by The Governor General, The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, and representatives of the British Government, the British Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen League, the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the Nurses, Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Scouts, Guides and the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.
After the laying of the wreaths, the Governor General, Prime Minister and officials will greet the dwindling number of veterans alive.