SVG Consul marks Day of Remembrance for Vincentians
November 15, 2013
SVG Consul marks Day of Remembrance for Vincentians

On behalf of the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Dr Christopher Stange, Hon. Consul for SVG to Northern Ireland, laid a wreath for those Vincentians who have passed in the two World Wars and other conflicts.{{more}}

Thousands turned out to the main Northern Ireland commemoration at the Cenotaph within Belfast City Hall’s grounds.

Among others who laid wreaths were Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Dame Mary Peters, First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson MLA, Tanaiste and Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Christopher Stalford and other dignitaries, alongside service organisations.

The Act of Remembrance is organised by the Royal British Legion and Belfast City Hall to commemorate the sacrifices of the servicemen and women of the British and Commonwealth forces.

A two-minute silence was observed by military veterans and senior officers, political and religious leaders and Commonwealth dignitaries.

Dr Christopher Stange said: “It is important that we reflect and commemorate together those who laid down their lives and highlight the wonderful job the armed forces perform in the most difficult situations across the globe.  The Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines is proud of all those Vincentians that have served or serving in the British forces, many whom are based in Northern Ireland.”