Remembrance Day Ceremony 2016

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2016

The world renowned Armistice Day, Poppy Day or Remembrance Day, ended just a little over 11a.m. yesterday, Sunday, November 13, at the St. Catherine Joint Civic Affairs Committee, JCDC held Religious and Civic Ceremony at the cenotaph, immediately across from the Cathedral of St. Jago de la Vega, Spanish Town.  

Ten ex-soldiers represented from the Jamaica Legion, outstanding among them was 92 year old Reuben O’Connor who fought in World War II.  

Approximately sixteen (16) poppy wreaths were laid by representatives of various uniformed and service groups, schools and organizations, in honor of the soldiers who have died in wars.

As customary, the first two wreaths were laid by the Custos of St. Catherine and the Mayor of Spanish Town, Rev. the Hon. Jeffery McKenzie and Councillor Norman Scott, in that order.

The event culminated with a Parade and March Past in Emancipation Square where the Custos and Mayor were duly saluted.

The Management of the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation and the Chairman of the St. Catherine Joint Civic Affairs Committee extends sincere thanks to all for the participation and support in this annual civic affair.

92 year old Reuben O’Connor who fought in World War II.