Jamaican veterans of World War 1 (1914-1918) and World War 11 (1940-1945) will be honoured this Sunday, November 13 during the National Day of Remembrance Memorial Service at the National Heroes Park and other Church services and uniformed parades across the island.
There are some 250 men and women of the Jamaica Legion and the Royal Air Force (RAF) still living in Jamaica. They were in service mainly in the British Army and the RAF.
Members of the public who are planning to attend the service at National Heroes Park are asked to be seated by 10:10 a.m. for the service which starts at 10:55 a.m.
The service will be conducted by the President of the Jamaica Council of Churches, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston, Reverend Donald Reece, and followed by the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph – which is the war memorial in honour of persons who died in active duty.
Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness will lead dignitaries who will include the Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Justice and members of the diplomatic corps. Members of the Jamaica Legion and the Royal Air Force (RAF) Association in Jamaica will present the wreaths to the dignitaries for laying.
Other Remembrance Day services to which the public is invited are:
1. Church service at the Garrison Church, Up Park Camp for 10:55 a.m.; be seated by 10:30a.m.
2. St Catherine, Spanish Town cenotaph, 1 Cathedral Close for 10:00a.m.; be seated by 9:30 a.m.
3. Falmouth cenotaph in front of the Court House 10:30a.m.; be seated by 10:20a.m.
4. Port Antonio cenotaph 11:00a.m.; be seated by 10:45a.m.
5. St Ann’s Bay cenotaph, Main Street, 10:40a.m.; be seated by 10:00a.m.
6. Chapleton, Square, Clarendon for 10:20 a.m.; be seated by 9:30a.m.
7. St George Parish Church, Savannah-la-Mar at 9:30a.m.
8. Port Maria Parish Church, 10:00a.m.; be seated by 9:30 a.m.
9. Morant Bay Parish Church, 9:00a.m.
10. St James Parish Church, Montego Bay, 9:00a.m.
11. St John’s Parish Church, Black River, St Elizabeth 10:00a.m.
12. Lucea Parish Church, 10:00a.m.
13. The general salute will be taken in the Cecil Charlton Park at 9:00a.m.; be seated by 8:30 a.m.; this will be followed by a the Church service at Mandeville Parish Church, 10:00a.m.