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Remembrance Day to be celebrated on November 11

Remembrance Day will be celebrated on November 11 and the Poppy Appeal will begin on October 27, 2012 and conclude on Remembrance Day. Image: Shaldon-Devon.co.uk
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Deputy Governor’s Office is informing the public that Remembrance Day will be celebrated on November 11 and the Poppy Appeal will begin on October 27, 2012 and conclude on Remembrance Day.

The Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Eileen L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 P.M. All uniformed organisations and ex-service men and women are invited to participate. His Excellency the Governor Boyd McCleary, CMG, CVO, Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE and other public officers will also participate.

In an effort to recognise all service men and women in the Territory at the service, ex-service men and women are invited to register with the Deputy Governor’s Office by providing information on their time of service, branch of service, country served and any special medals by Monday, November 5.

Members of the public are also invited to attend the Remembrance Day Service and are encouraged to purchase poppies and to wear them on that day.

Remembrance Day is celebrated annually to focus our attention on those service men and women who gave their lives that we may continue to live in freedom and democracy.

Poppy and Remembrance Sunday, was started by servicemen and women to make sure later generations never forgot the suffering caused by the 1914-1919 World War. The wearing of poppies on Remembrance Day has become more than a tribute to the dead. It is also a symbol of remembrance, compassion and caring for all victims of war.

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