12 November 2019
A Remembrance Day Flag Ceremony, to mark the moment in World War 1 when the guns fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and to honour all who have served, was held at Plantation House today, Monday 11 November 2019.
His Excellency Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook gave a welcome speech, and Mrs Marjorie Harding (Ex-Army), HE Governor and Mr Jack Horner (Ex-Royal Navy) each read verses from the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon.
The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of St Helena Dale Bowers invited those in attendance to pray, before observing a two-minute silence, signalled by the Last Post which was solemnly played by Mr Graeme Beckett. During the two-minute silence, the Governor’s Flag was lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect. This was followed by a reading of Siegfried Sassoon’s poem ‘Everyone Sang’ by Mr Stephen Biggs (Ex-Merchant Navy). The Ceremony concluded with a Blessing from Bishop Dale.
Ex-service personnel and Island representatives were then invited to stay for a short reception.
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11 November 2019