Vincentians who fought in World Wars One and Two will be remembered this weekend, during the official commemoration of Remembrance Day.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place this Sunday November 10th at the Cenotaph in Kingstown, when an official Parade will be mounted by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, under the command of ASP Brinsley Samuel.
At 9:00am, a gun will be fired from Police Headquarters to indicate the commencement of two minutes silence and another will be fired two minutes later, to denote the termination of silence in memory of the war dead.
A member of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Legion will read the Exhortation of Remembrance, and 27 wreaths will be laid in honour of those men who made the supreme sacrifice in the two World Wars.
All relatives of the deceased men are required to wear their medals on their right breast and all persons are requested to observe two minutes silence at 9:00am In addition, all vehicular traffic and normal activities should be suspended during the observance of two minutes of silence.
The laying of wreaths will begin with Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.