Governor, Premier and Others Participate in Scaled Back Remembrance Day Ceremony

Tribute to the Bermudian soldiers who have lost their lives during World Wars I and II, the Honorable Premier David Burt, JP, MP, and all Cabinet ministers joined Governor of Bermuda H.E. Rena Lalgie and her family, Opposition Leader Cole Simons, JP, MP, the Mayor of Hamilton the Right Worshipful Charles Gosling, JP, and other special guests during a Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph Memorial in front of the Cabinet grounds earlier today.

Due to the recent spike in Coronavirus cases, this year’s ceremony was greatly scaled back compared to previous years and only invited guests were permitted to attend. However, this did not stop a fairly large crowd, including some Bermudian veterans, from gathering across the street to watch the ceremony, which was also live-streamed on CITV.

Also present at the wreath-laying were members of the Bermuda Regiment and Anglican Bishop the Right Reverend Nicholas Dill, who officiated the ceremony with a scripture reading and prayer after the wreaths were laid.

“ We gather today in thankful remembrance of all those who have given their lives to secure our freedom,” Bishop Dill said. “ We also pray for all those who continue to give their lives in the service of others, in times of peace and war. May we who remember them today, never forget their service and seek to follow in their footsteps . . . may we, like them, see peace in our times.”

“ We give God thanks today for all freedoms won and all lives given and to remember that we meet in the name of the one described as the Prince of Peace, who himself laid down His own life for His friends so that we might live,” he continued.

The ceremony concluded following the Bishop’s prayer and blessing.

TNN Reporter Stefano Ausenda
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