A Divine Service, in honour of those who had lost their lives or had been injured during active duty, was held at the Cenotaph in Jamestown on Sunday, 11 November 2018.
Her Excellency Governor Lisa Honan arrived at 10.55am, and The Most Reverend Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba – Archbishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, invited those in attendance to pray, before observing a two-minute silence, signalled by the Last Post which was solemnly played by the Scouts. Following the two-minute silence, the poem ‘Tribute to the Millions’ was read by Chief Secretary, Susan O’Bey, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Wreaths were laid by HE Governor Lisa Honan, The Hon Consul (Michel Dancoisne-Martineau) on behalf of The President of the French Republic, the Royal Navy (Father Jack Horner), the Army (Nigel Dollery), the Royal Air Force (Marco Yon), the Merchant Navy (Ethel Benjamin), the St Helena Police Service (Garry Henry), and the St Helena Fire & Rescue Service (Kyle Yon). Several schoolchildren also laid wreaths.
The Right Reverend Allan John Kannemeyer – Bishop of the Diocese of Pretoria read the Lesson and prayers were led by Father David Musgrave, Lieutenant Coral Yon, Elder Brian Joshua and Bishop Elect Dale Bowers. During the Service, hymns were sung, including ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past’, ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ and ‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’. The Act of Commitment was made and acts of peace were then offered. The Service concluded with the National Anthem and Blessing, followed by the March-Past outside the Court House.
Remembrance Sunday on St Helena was duly observed and very well attended.
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12 November 2018