Preparations underway for National Remembrance Day 2016.

veteransday20042016GREAT BAY (DCOMM):— Preparations are underway to observe National Remembrance Day 2016 on Wednesday morning 4th May.

Government will again remember the victims who fought during the Second World War.

The commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 4 at 9.00am at the Captain Hodge’s Wharf in Philipsburg.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday, President of Parliament Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams, Prime Minister Hon. William Marlin, representatives of government and uniformed officials will be in attendance.

Governor Holiday will inspect the honor guard followed by his line-up next to the President of Parliament and the Prime Minister.

Persons who would like to put flowers and pay their respect at the monument can do so after 10.00am on Wednesday morning.

The Second World War was a global war that started in 1939 and ended in 1945. It has been described as the most widespread war in history, where more than 100 million people served their countries in military groups.

Approximately 50 to 70 million people lost their lives making it the deadliest conflict in human history.

Source: St. Martin News Network
Preparations underway for National Remembrance Day 2016.