Remembrance Day Parade This Sunday

November 9, 2012

The Remembrance Day Parade to commemorate those who fell in the two World Wars is scheduled for this Sunday [Nov 11] at 10.30am.

Governor George Fergusson, and Premier Paula Cox will lead the dignitaries who will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on Front Street, Hamilton and also at the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds.

War Vets march on during last year’s parade:

Wreaths will also be laid by the Mayor of Hamilton Graham Outerbridge; Leader of the Opposition Craig Cannonier, representatives of the 1st Battalion Caribbean Bermuda Contingent, the President of the War Veterans Association, Bermuda Militia Infantry, Chairman of the Defence Board, the Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Regiment, the Commissioner of Police and the Chief Fire Officer.

The Parade will be under the command of Captain D.E.R. Simons, with Adjutant, Captain B.L. Beasley and RSM, WO1, G.S. Rayner.

The following units will be on parade: War Veterans, Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Regiment Band & Corps of Drums, Bermuda Regiment Gun Troop, Bermuda Regiment Junior Leaders, Bermuda Cadet Corps, Bermuda Police, Bermuda Sea Cadets, Salvation Army Band, North Village Band & Somerset Brigade Band & Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and St. John Ambulance Brigade.

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  1. skeptical says:

    Who is paying the parade fee of $2500 to cover overtime for coh workers?

    • terry says:


      • die hard St. George's Fan says:

        Why is the parade on a Sunday at 10:30am.What about church services and church goers who would love to attend parade.Thats
        why the Island is like it is some people not worshiping the Lord
        not too much role models leading the island.
        F Forever
        R Rely
        O On
        G God

        • Rockfish#1 and #2 says:

          Do you understand the significance of this parade?

        • Forever Red says:

          Hi all, the parade takes place traditionally all over the world on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month as this is when the Germans signed the armistice officially bringing an end to WW1.

          It will be happening in lots of other countries at the same time.

          Thank you to all those soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom of others. May they forever rest in peace and be remembered in peoples hearts as they enjoy their freedom.

  2. Graham Maule says:

    @die hard St George’s Fan: the Remembrance parade has always taken place on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, since World War One. This is the historical precedent. I believe that this act of Remembrance is an appropriate one, and keeping this about those who were prepared to sacrifice their own lives for our freedom should be our priority. By the way, I am also a churchgoer who will be participating in the parade on Sunday, when I march with the Somerset Brigade Band. My Scottish grandfather fought in the trenches in WWI, and was wounded. However, I am grateful for the fact that his life was spared. I see no problem in participating in an act of Remembrance on any day of the week, but unfortunately, this particular event happens to fall on a Sunday this year.

    @skeptical: I am told that the fee for the parade will be covered by the B.I.I.F., (Bernews Idiocy Illiteracy Fund), which has raised substantial sums of money by threatening to reveal the names of posters on this website who lack the testicular fortitude to use their real names or spell words such as “Sceptical” properly. Further information on the BIIF can be found at Have a lovely holiday. Please remember, making disparaging comments on this website about an event in which we honour fallen soldiers tends to generate animosity, especially amongst the family members of War Veterans like myself. If you would like to throw rocks at me, feel free to, I will be in the parade on Sunday.

    • Rockfish#1 and #2 says:

      I decided against answering his question hoping he/she would ask someone in St. Georges.
      As you know, they have several persons down there who really know much about the subject, and would be happy to pass their knowledge on.
      However, I am glad you explained it to him/her.
      I hope the weather is good on Sunday so that the veterans receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve.

    • Mad Dawg says:

      Well said.

  3. what says:

    Will Paula Cox disrepect the soldiers by wearing camo for political purposes again.

    To those who gave their lives, to those who were there and to thise we rembember, thank you and God Bless you all. 22A

  4. BdaLuvin says:

    Killed each other to ensure we have peace yes great celebration!

    • Graham Maule says:

      @BdaLuvin presumably you would choose to die, rather than defending your own life, if you were attacked and were forced to choose between killing or being killed? I am nonviolent, personally, but I would certainly not hesitate to defend my own life if it came down to that.

      • Come Correct says:

        I think his view would be different if he was Jewish, after having your parents pointed out to you in a smoke cload or maybe he’d rather be speaking German as a first language.

        “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
        Thomas Jefferson

        Sometimes the sacrifice of a few is worth it for the greater good of many. So thank you to these men and the others that couldn’t be there, for protecting our freedom.