#Providenciales, November 8, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – The Turks and Caicos Islands will commemorate Allied, Commonwealth and British personnel who fought in the two world wars of the 20th Century and in subsequent conflicts, on Remembrance Day on Sunday, 11 November 2018.
His Excellency the Governor, Dr. John Freeman, will place a wreath at the War Memorials on Grand Turk and the Deputy Governor, Hon. Anya Williams will lay a wreath at the War Memorial on Providenciales.
The Grand Turk Remembrance Day Service will be held at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Front Street, at 9:45am. Immediately following the service all uniform groups will attend the Ecumenical Service at New Testament Church.
The Providenciales Remembrance Day Service will be held at St. Monica’s Anglican Church, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, at 12:30 pm.
Other participating organizations that will also lay wreaths at each service include: the Hon. Premier; the Leader of the Opposition; TCI Ex-Serviceman Legion; the Commissioner of Police; TCIG Medical Department; the Scouts, Guides and Brownies; Rotary International; Soroptimists International and the Red Cross.
Reflecting on Remembrance Day the Governor said: “On this Remembrance Sunday, which marks exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War, we come together to remember all those who served valiantly in our Armed Forces or in other Public Services, military or civilian, in defence of our liberty. We should be especially conscious in this anniversary year, of the line of service which stretches back over 100 years to the Great War; but we recall also those who rendered service in the Second World War and in later conflicts, including in conflicts even today.
We who now live in peace and liberty owe a profound debt to those who came before us and who gave their lives in the service of others and who left behind grieving relatives and friends. We remember also those who have experienced the horror of war and who suffered injuries in all those conflicts, many of whom have since had to live with their – often severely disabling – injuries.
We are in debt to every single one of them, people who died or suffered in the cause of liberty and peace. On this Remembrance Sunday, we have the opportunity once again to express our public thanks to all of those men and women and most importantly to thank Almighty God for the service shown by them all.”