Video: Remembrance Day Parade Highlights

November 18, 2013

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 dead and veterans of the armed services, with Regiment gunners using artillery fire to mark the start and end of the traditional two minute silence on Remembrance Day.

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

There are no Bermudian WWI war veterans left alive today, however WWII veterans remain, and marched down Front Street receiving well earned applause from the gathered crowd. The veterans were lead by 88 year old Jack Lightbourn, who left Bermuda in 1944 as a 19-year-old to serve in the Royal Navy in Europe during WWII.

View all of our Remembrance Day coverage including the ceremony held in St George’s Town Square, the Remembrance Service to honour the men of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [BVRC] held in Victoria Park and photo galleries of Monday’s parade here.

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