Poppy sales under way

The sale of poppies leading to observance of Remembrance Day on 11 November was launched Friday when Robert Dale Terc of Red Bay Primary School pinned the first poppy to go on display for 2007 onto the shirt of Governor Stuart Jack.

Pinning a poppy

Red Bay Primary School pupil Robert Dale Terc pins a poppy onto the shirt of Governor Stuart Jack. At left is President of the Veterans Association Capt. Dale Ebanks, and at far right is Capt. Carley Ebanks. Photo: Submitted

The presentation was made in the office of Governor Jack. Also present were President of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association Capt. Dale Ebanks and Capt. Carley Ebanks, said a GIS press release.

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice of World War I in 1918, and is observed throughout the British Commonwealth to also commemorate the end of World War II.

Poppies are sold by war veterans and various volunteer associations, with the proceeds supporting veterans associations within Cayman.

Remembrance Day is marked in Cayman with a public ceremony at Elmslie Memorial Church at 11am on Sunday 11 November.

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