Tag: Remembrance Day & War Vets

Photos & Audio: Bermuda Anzac Day Ceremony

Photos & Audio: Bermuda Anzac Day Ceremony

Just past 6.00am this morning [Apr 25] at the Cenotaph on Front Street, about thirty people and Governor George Fergusson assembled for the observance of Anzac Day. In Australia and New Zealand, this day is known as Anzac Day and the ceremony traditionally takes place at dawn every 25th of April. Bermuda’s Australasian community has brought the... Read more of this article

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Set For April 25

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Set For April 25

The national day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps [ANZAC] is approaching, with services set to take place on the morning of April 25, 2014. A spokesperson said, “Traditionally, the day commemorates the ill-fated dawn landing of troops at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915, as part of a military campaign to open channels and... Read more of this article

Video: Remembrance Day Parade Highlights

Video: Remembrance Day Parade Highlights

The Remembrance Day Parade saw crowds line Front Street on Monday [Nov 11] to pay their respects to the Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other conflicts, many of whom did not return home after making the ultimate sacrifice. The Bermuda Regiment – together with the Regiment Band and many others – honoured the war... Read more of this article

Photos #2: 2013 Remembrance Day Ceremony

Photos #2: 2013 Remembrance Day Ceremony

The island’s soldiers — both active and retired — were out in force this Monday [Nov 11] for Remembrance Day. The Bermuda Regiment – together with the Regiment Band and many others  – honoured the war dead and veterans of the armed services,  with Regiment gunners using artillery fire to mark the start and end of the traditional... Read more of this article

Slideshow: 2013 Remembrance Day Parade

Slideshow: 2013 Remembrance Day Parade

The Remembrance Day Parade held today [Nov 11] saw crowds line Front Street to pay their respects to the Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other conflicts, many of whom did not return home after making the ultimate sacrifice. Between World War One [1914-1918] and World War Two [1939-1945], approximately 600 Bermudians... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Remembering The BVRC War Vets

Slideshow: Remembering The BVRC War Vets

[Updated with slideshow] This morning [Nov 11], people gathered in Victoria Park to hold a short Remembrance Service to honour the men of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [BVRC] who served and died overseas in World War l [1914 -1918] and World War ll [1939 – 1945].Victoria Park is home to the bronze granite memorial to the 40 men who died in WWI,... Read more of this article

UK Remembrance Wreath Uses Bermuda Flora

UK Remembrance Wreath Uses Bermuda Flora

A wreath laid at the UK Cenotaph on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Remembrance Day was made of flora representative of the UK Overseas Territories including two varieties from Bermuda. Provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens, known as Kew, the wreath intends to remind Britain that the Commonwealth shares in their act of remembering... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: St George’s Remembrance Event

Photos/Video: St George’s Remembrance Event

[Updated with video] This morning [Nov 10] the East End paid tribute to Bermuda’s war veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony to honour those that fought in the two World Wars, including many who made the ultimate sacrifice.The ceremony was held in St George’s Town Square, and wreaths were laid by Governor George Fergusson, Premier Craig Cannonier,... Read more of this article

Recalling Bermuda’s Sacrifice: Two World Wars

Recalling Bermuda’s Sacrifice: Two World Wars

In the two World Wars, 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945, around 600 Bermudians volunteered and served overseas in various military contingents, many making the ultimate sacrifice. All the soldiers who went overseas had to volunteer because under Bermuda law of that time, no Bermudian soldier could be sent overseas into a combat zone without a... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day Parade On Monday, Nov 11

Remembrance Day Parade On Monday, Nov 11

The Remembrance Day Parade to commemorate those who served in the two World Wars is scheduled for Monday [Nov 11] at 10.30am. Governor George Fergusson, and the Premier Craig Cannonier will lead the dignitaries in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph also at the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds. Wreaths will also be laid by the Mayor of Hamilton... Read more of this article


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