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Cayman’s UK and Europe Representative Andre Ebanks will be among British Overseas Territories personnel laying wreaths at Sunday’s National Service of Remembrance in London.
Students at St. Ignatius Catholic School marked Remembrance Day on Thursday.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Cayman Islands government is appealing to communities, churches, businesses and people across the islands to ring bells in unison on Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 11.
As the Cayman Islands joined the world in two minutes of silence in remembrance of the world’s war dead, Richard Morcombe silently recounted the names of the friends he had lost in a 27-year career as an anti-tank helicopter pilot with the British Army.
More than four hundred St. Ignatius students attended a Remembrance Day ceremony in the school’s courtyard on Friday, which included the laying of a memorial wreath and many moving tributes to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.
A coroner’s jury began hearing evidence on Monday about the death of Norwegian businessman Erik Henriksen, which occurred on the Remembrance Day holiday on Nov. 9, 2015.
Another public holiday – Election Day – has been declared for the Cayman Islands in 2017. Governor Helen Kilpatrick has approved the Elections Office’s schedule for the general election on May 24, 2017.
Clifton Hunter High School students have been busy taking part in a variety of activities across Grand Cayman in recent weeks. According to a press release, Year 10 business and science students paid a visit to the Cayman Islands Brewery on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Youngsters at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently had the chance to meet two veterans at a special assembly held in recognition of Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Day. At the event held on Tuesday, students heard from Captain Dale Banks, a retired member of the United States Air Force (USAF).
In the Nov. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the Remembrance Day ceremonies held in George Town were reported as follows: “The main Remembrance Day service was held around the Memorial Cross in George Town at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday.
War veterans and those who lost their lives at sea were honored Sunday as the Cayman Islands joined Commonwealth nations around the world in solemn remembrance. Police in ceremonial uniform marched through George Town before the laying of the wreaths at the cenotaph and seamen’s memorial.
The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, to pay tribute to war veterans. The ceremony will be held at the cenotaph outside Elmslie Memorial Church in George Town, starting at 10:45 a.m.
Next year’s public holidays begin with a long weekend for the new year, with Jan. 2 designated as a holiday, as Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday.