Videos: 2011 Remembrance Day Parade

November 13, 2011

The Remembrance Day Parade held on Friday [Nov.11] honoured those Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century along with other conflicts — and honoured those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In World War One [1914-1918] and World War Two [1939-1945], a combined total of approximately 600 Bermudians served overseas, all of  them volunteers.

The solemn obeservance takes place at the Cenotaph on Front Street. A replica of the war memorial in London, this 1920 monument is carved out of Bermuda limestone and the cornerstone was set by the future King Edward VIII when he was visiting the island as  Prince of Wales

A cannon shot marked the start of the two minutes’ silence at 11 a.m. — the time the armistice between the Allies and the Central Powers which ended World War  One went into effect on November 11, 1918.

And then after the silence, a lone Bermuda Regiment bugler sounded The Last Post while the flag was flown at half-mast.

Wreaths were laid by numerous dignitaries including President of the War Veterans Association Jack Lightbourn, who at 86-years-old is one of Bermuda’s last surviving World War Two veterans.

Dignitaries arrive, Part #1:

Dignitaries arrive, Part #2:

Bermuda Regiment Band, Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police, Salvation Army Band, Bermuda Cadet Corps & the Bermuda Sea Cadets march on:

War Veterans march on:

The Governor inspects the war veterans, accompanied by his ADC Captain Clifford Powell, and President of the War Veterans Association Jack Lightbourne:

Premier Paula Cox and Governor Sir Richard Gozney lay wreaths:

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