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St George’s marks Remembrance Sunday

  • Quinell Francis, Mayor of St George's, lays a poppy wreath as the Olde Towne observes Remembrance Sunday (Photograph by Gillian Outerbridge)
  • The Sea Cadets procession at King's Square for the Remembrance Day ceremonies in St George's (Photograph by Gillian Outerbridge)
  • Lest we forget: Remembrance Sunday in St George's (Photograph by Gillian Outerbridge)

A remembrance ceremony in tribute to Bermuda’s veterans and their families was observed today in St George’s.

Mayor Quinell Francis laid the poppy wreath in King’s Square as John Rankin, the Governor, looked on.

The wreath was carried by the Sea Cadets with David Burt, the Premier, and Mary Ellen Koenig, US Consul General in Bermuda, also in attendance.

Carol Everson, case worker for the Bermuda Legion, said other observances included a service at St Peter’s Church and a luncheon at the Royal Artillery Association Club.

The Olde Towne’s salute to veterans follows the Remembrance Day ceremony held on November 11 at the Cenotaph in Hamilton.

The West End commemorated the occasion with a special service at St James Church in Sandys, with music from the Somerset Brigade Band.

The Bermuda Legion provides support year-round for local veterans and their widows, with all monies raised staying on the island.

Donations can be made to the Legion, which is charity 809, through HSBC Bank account 010731354001.

To contact the Bermuda Legion, call 703-1020 or e-mail nosoldierleftbehind@hotmail.com — or bermudalegion@gmail.com