The annual Remembrance Day services will be held at the National Heroes Park, and also in all parish capitals on Sunday, November 11. At eleven a.m., there will be a period of silence for two minutes to the memory of servicemen and servicewomen who died while on the battlefield.
The public is being urged to show their support for Jamaica’s military men and women who are veterans and also those who gave their lives serving by attending the services in each parish. Some services will close with a parade of uniformed groups.
The National Remembrance Day service will be held at National Heroes Park starting at 10:55a.m. The meditation will be led by the Reverend Everald Galbraith, President-Elect, Jamaica Council of Churches. The Governor-General will lead government officials, High Commissioners and Ambassadors in the wreath laying ceremony at the National war memorial cenotaph.
The two minutes of silence at the National Remembrance Day service will start and end with a gun salute. Persons who will attend the service in Heroes Park are asked to observe the dress code which is Lounge Suit (Business suit).
The other Remembrance Day services are organized by parish custodes, and are at the following locations and times:
· St. Mary, the Port Maria Parish Church and cenotaph at 10: 00 a.m.
· St. Ann, the Ann’s Bay cenotaph at 10:00 a.m.
· Portland, the Port Antonio cenotaph at 10:00 a.m.
· St. Catherine, the Spanish Town cenotaph at 11:00 a.m.
· St. Thomas, the Parish Church in Morant Bay at 8:00 a.m.
· Hanover, the Parish Church in Lucea at 10:00 a.m.
· St. James, the St. James Parish Church at 10:00 a.m.
· Trelawny, the cenotaph near the Falmouth courthouse at 10:00 a.m.
· St. Elizabeth, the St John’s Parish Church, Black River at 10:00 a.m.
· Clarendon, Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Chapleton at 9:00 a.m.
· Manchester, the cenotaph in the Cecil Charlton Park, Mandeville at 9:00 a.m.
· Westmoreland, the St. Georges Parish Church, Savanna-la-mar at 10:00 a.m.
· The Garrison Church, Up Park Camp at 10: 00 a.m.
Remembrance Day for military persons is observed internationally, although the date and name of the day varies across countries.
Contact: Communications Unit-OPM