Tomorrow the country pays homage to fallen war veterans

This country will tomorrow join Britain and other Commonwealth nations to pay tribute to servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars.

Rememberance Day is observed annually on the second Sunday of November. 

Significantly, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. 

Additionally, this year’s Remembrance Day coincides with Armistice Day, which falls on November 11 every year. Armistice Day marks the signing of the peace agreement between the allied nations and Germany at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Citizens and residents are being invited to attend the commemorative event at the Cenotaph Independence Avenue. at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.

Governor General Sir Rodney Williams, members of the Cabinet and other government officials, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, armed forces and uniformed bodies will gather to pay their respects to the heroes who gave their lives during the Great Wars of 1914 to 1918 (World War I) and 1939 to 1945 (World War II).

Wreaths are expected to be laid at the cenotaph by a British representative; a representative of the British Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen League; the head of the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, Colonel Sir Trevor Thomas; Acting Commissioner of Police, Atlee Rodney and leaders of the other uniformed organisations on parade.

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