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Prime Minister Bruce Golding was among those who laid wreaths at the shrine of persons who fought in the great wars during yesterday’s (Nov 14) National Remembrance Sunday at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
The Day is traditionally observed on the second Sunday in November and is used to celebrate those who gave their service and ultimately their lives in World Wars One and Two. On November 8, 1915, the first Jamaican contingent under the command of Major W. D. Neish was sent off to serve in the First World War. On that day, 500 men sailed slowly off into the unknown looking for adventure, a chance to serve God and country.
Yesterday paid tribute to those who never returned as well as those who survived, some of whom were able to turn out for the ceremony and were greeted by Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen.

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