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Guyana Observes Remembrance Day

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8th of November, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America

Last updated: November 8, 2020 at 13:14 pm

Remembrance Day is a day set aside to honor the fallen soldiers of the first World War which ended in 1918. Internationally, Remembrance Day, also sometimes called Memorial Day, is the 11th of November every year. Remembrance Day is also called “Poppy Day” due to the earlier tradition of selling poppies to raise funds for those wounded in the first and second world wars and their families, as well as for the families of those killed in battle.

Remembrance Day started as a tradition to remember and honor those killed in the First War War, but around the world, the day is used to honor all those who died in service to their country – not just the first world war.

In Guyana, and perhaps in other countries around the world, Remembrance Day is observed with various ceremonies on the Sunday closest to the 11th of November. This Sunday, 8th of November, 2020 Guyana observed Remembrance Day.

Today, His Excellency, President Irfaan Ali, laid the ceremonial wreath at the War Memorial Cenotaph Monument as part of the Remembrance Day Ceremony. Prime Minister Brigadier (Rtd) Mark Phillips, British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, Canadian High Commission, Lilian Chatterjee, Indian High Commission, Dr. K. J. Srinivasa and United States Ambassador, Sarah Lynch also payed tributes by laying ceremonial wreaths. Other Government and diplomatic officials were also present.

Photos taken from: The Official Facebook Page of President Irfaan Ali

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