REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014
On Sunday, November 09, 2014, the St. Catherine Parish Council in collaboration with the JCDC and the St. Catherine Joint Civic Affairs Committee hosted the Annual Remembrance Day and Religious Service.
Remembrance Day is held every year at the Cenotaph (immediately across from the Cathedral) Barrett Street, Spanish Town.
Remembrance Day symbolizes the sacrifice made by soldiers who died in World War One and later conflicts and is held dutifully across the world.
Mr. Winston Baldwin, JP, Managing Director of Lithomedia Printers Limited in his short address spoke on the ‘poppy’s’ long association with Remembrance Day. He made reference to “the late 1914, when the fields of Northern France and Flanders were ripped open as World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields. The significance of the poppy is a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen and represents the immeasurable sacrifice the soldiers made”.
He continued that not many of our ex-servicemen are left to tell of their personal experiences in battle, but the Poppy Appeal must live on to assist in providing support for a good way of life for those who served.