Remembering the Fallen Veterans
On Sunday, 10 November 2013, the Cayman Islands will join nations around the world in celebrating Remembrance Day, the annual tribute to veterans who defended their countries during times of war.
Local ceremonies will take place on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Services on both Islands will begin at 10:45 a.m. with members of the public asked to assemble no later than 10:30 a.m.
The Grand Cayman service will take place at Elmslie Memorial Church, in front of the Cenotaph. On Cayman Brac, the service will take place in front of the War Memorial Cenotaph in Stake Bay
Participants in Grand Cayman's service will include Her Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Helen Kilpatrick, CB; as well as Cabinet members; members of the Legislative Assembly; clergy. Hon Speaker of the House, Mrs. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP will lay the first wreath at the Brac Cenotaph.
In the event of rain, arrangements are for the ceremony to move inside Elmslie Memorial Church on Grand Cayman, and to the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac.
Poppies are symbolic of those who gave their lives while fighting for the freedoms we enjoy today. Members of the public attending the Remembrance Day ceremonies are encouraged to wear their poppies with pride. Although they can be obtained free-of-charge at various locations, the public is invited to give donations to support local veterans.
For further information contact: Kristi Anderson