Tag: Remembrance Day & War Vets

PLP & Govt On Parade Participation Denial

PLP & Govt On Parade Participation Denial

Following a change to the Remembrance Day Parade that saw relatives of deceased veterans prevented from marching on parade, Premier Michael Dunkley it “should never have happened”, and that “Government’s displeasure with this decision has been communicated and that it will not be repeated.” The PLP said they “were surprised,... Read more of this article

Photos: 2014 Remembrance Day Parade

Photos: 2014 Remembrance Day Parade

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 And Bermuda war veterans, the oldest of whom served in the Second World War, got a standing ovation... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: BVRC Hold Remembrance Service

Photos/Video: BVRC Hold Remembrance Service

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].This service is held annually and is organised by the BVRC Association. As in the national ceremony at the... Read more of this article

Larry Burchall: Reflection On War And Wars

Larry Burchall: Reflection On War And Wars

[Written by Larry Burchall] In 1914, the monarchies of Europe stumbled into a war. 100 years ago today, the Great War of 1914 – 1918 had been going on for just over three months. By November 1914, thousands of Indian soldiers had been imported from what was then the Indian Empire but that we know today as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. In... Read more of this article

Photos: MSA Holds Remembrance Day Service

Photos: MSA Holds Remembrance Day Service

Mount Saint Agnes Academy hosted a Remembrance Day service on Monday [Nov 10] with those in attendance including President of the Bermuda War Veteran’s Association Jack Lightbourn and ten visiting British Army soldiers.A school spokesperson said, “This annual prayer service, presided over by Fr. Paul Voisin, CR, reflected beautifully the... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day Parade On Tuesday

Remembrance Day Parade On Tuesday

The Remembrance Day Parade to commemorate those who fell in the two World Wars will be held tomorrow, Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 10.30 a.m. A statement from Government said, “His Excellency the Governor, Mr. George Fergusson, and the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley will lead a host of dignitaries who will lay wreaths... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Marks Remembrance Day

Warwick Academy Marks Remembrance Day

This morning [Nov 10] Warwick Academy held a special 100 year anniversary Remembrance Day ceremony held outside the main school and wreaths were laid under the stone memorial to the Warwick Academy students who lost their lives and served in the World War 1. The Governor spoke to the students and laid a wreath along with Walter and Bruce Sharpe whose... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: St George’s Remembrance Event

Photos/Video: St George’s Remembrance Event

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s war veterans were honoured with a ceremony in Kings Square, St George’s today [Nov 9], which was followed by a Remembrance Ceremony at St Peter’s Church.Wreaths were laid by dignitaries in attendance including Governor George Fergusson, Premier Michael Dunkley, St George’s Mayor Garth Rothwell, US Consul... Read more of this article

Photos: Governor, Premier Join Poppy Appeal

Photos: Governor, Premier Join Poppy Appeal

Governor George Fergusson and Premier Michael Dunkley yesterday [Nov 5] took to the streets of Hamilton to sell poppies to raise funds for the Island’s military veterans. Mr Fergusson – who did a brisk trade in the iconic red flowers outside HSBC in Reid Street – said he had pitched in to help the appeal every year since he was appointed.Mr... Read more of this article

Garbage Collection Changes Due To Holiday

Garbage Collection Changes Due To Holiday

The Department of Waste Management, Ministry of Public Works, today [Nov 4] advised that due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Tuesday, November 11th, garbage that is normally collected on Tuesdays in the east end, will be collected on Wednesday November 12th and Friday November 14th. The west end garbage will be collected, as per the schedule, on Monday... Read more of this article


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