“Be appreciative of those who served in the Wars” – Reg. 3 DREO
– Remembrance Day observed in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, November 11, 2018
As part of the calendar of activities for Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three), Remembrance Day 2018 was observed at the Monument Site in Stewartville WCD.
Wreaths were laid by Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of Public Service, Cheryl Sampson, Regional Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran, Deputy Regional Executive Officer Jennifer Ferriera-Dougall, Commander Edmond Cooper, Sergeant Springer on behalf of the Guyana Fire Service, Veteran Noel Waite and Regional Education Officer Annesta Douglas.
Delivering the address DREO Ferreira-Dougall reminded the attendees of the significance of the observance.
“We are thankful for all our soldiers who played their roles in World Wars I and II and the red poppies are symbolic of the blood that was shed on those fateful days. Let us use the remembrance of this observance as the catalyst for more unity among our people.”
The Ode of Remembrance which reads, “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them,” was recited by all in attendance while the Last Post and the Rouse were performed by the bugler of the Guyana Police Force. The observance ended with a March Past by the Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service, and other representatives from various churches including majorettes.
The ‘D’ Division of the Guyana Police Force was the main attention for the onlookers as they marched and displayed high levels of discipline.
Story and Images: Ganesh Mahipaul.