‘Servicemen and women urged to stay the course, continue to serve our country with distinction’ – Reg. 3 REO
─ Reg. 3 observes Remembrance Day 2019
─ servicemen and women reminded of the importance of discipline
─ “It is paramount on our part to ensure the continuation of peace and love in our country” – MP Adams
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, November 10, 2019
The scattered showers along the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara did not prevent the Regional Administration from paying tribute to the fallen heroes of World Wars I&II, at its annual Remembrance Day observance, at the Stewartville Monument Site on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD).
Earlier today, the observance was held under the theme, “Old Soldiers Never Die,” and was attended by staff from the Regional Administration, officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), representatives from the three main religious denominations and citizens from across the length and breadth of Region 3.
Laying the first wreath was Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. John Adams who also delivered the feature address.
“It is their strength, their valiant actions that now allow us to enjoy a world of peace and love and it is paramount on our part to ensure the continuation of peace and love in our country. The soldiers of World Wars I&II fought for us and we must always remember them,” MP Adams remarked.
Before laying her wreath, Regional Executive Officer (REO), Jennifer Ferreira-Dougall reminded the gathering that Remembrance Day is a calendar activity for the region.
“We value the work of the past, we salute the soldiers who fought tireless battles for our enjoyment, and we salute the servicemen and women of today’s society. Being a member of the disciplinary services calls for courage, determination and commitment. I call on all our servicemen and women to stay the course and continue to serve your country with distinction.”
Also laying wreaths were Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mc Bean, Fire Officer, Sub-Officer Fraser and a member of the Guyana Veterans Association, Noel Waite.