Remembrance Day: lest we forget

Due to heavy rain, the parade segment of the annual laying of wreaths to mark Remembrance Day was abandoned on Sunday, but the service to honour the fallen heroes of war proceeded as scheduled in the Elmslie Memorial Church.

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Most in the congregation at the church in George Town wore red poppies, symbols of Remembrance Day.

Government officials and senior civil servants laid wreathes at the church and also at the Seaman’s Memorial.

Following the customary two-minute silence for those fallen on the battlefield, Captain Dale Banks read the poem In Flanders Field. This was followed by the laying of wreaths inside the church, led by Governor Stuart Jack.

Speaker of the House, Mary Lawrence (pictured above) and Police Commissioner David Baines were among those who laid wreathes during the ceremony at the church.

Wreaths were also laid by Deputy Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Opposition Leader, the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts.

A break in the weather allowed the laying of additional wreaths at the Seaman’s Memorial and a short police parade.