Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves (centre), doing his inspection during the Remembrance Day Parade yesterday in National Heroes Square.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart laying his wreath yesterday.


Barbados remembered its fallen soldiers, who lost their lives during World Wars I and II, yesterday, during the customary Remembrance Day Parade.

A short interdenominational service at the Cenotaph, Heroes Square, was also held during the ceremony, which began promptly at 8 a.m.

Armed and unarmed uniformed groups were on parade, including the Barbados Regiment, the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Barbados Cadet Corps, the Barbados Legion, the Barbados Fire Service, the Barbados Prison Service, the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Associations, the St. John Ambulance Association of Barbados and the Barbados Red Cross Society.

Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson; Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley; members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries lay wreaths at the historic site.

During the brief service which included prayers, Rector of the St. Matthias Church, Reverend Hugh Sandiford, called on God to remember those who died in defence of justice and freedom.

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them… We will remember them,” Sandiford said.

Along with the dignitaries and members of the diplomatic corps, members of the public gathered in the area to witness the annual historic parade. (AH)

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