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11 November 2012
Remembrance Sunday 2012
Remembrance Sunday on St Helena Island at the Cenotaph, Sunday 11 November 2012
Governor & Mrs Capes at the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph

Sharon Henry, SHBC

On a bright sunny morning with sounds of the sea lapping against the pebbles, St Helena came out and remembered fallen heroes at Sunday’s Remembrance service.  To the beat and tune of the Scout marching band, a colourful meeting of the Scouting and Guiding bodies marched behind a practiced and sharp Police Service from the Canister to the seafront.  Sporting red poppies, councillors, heads of directorates, ex-servicemen and a crowd of approximately 300 joined Governor and Mrs Capes and surrounded the freshly painted Cenotaph.  Bugles played by three ‘mature’ Scouts sounded out the haunting Last Post that signalled the start of two minutes silence.

The service was led by the Archdeacon Emeritus Fr Fred George and the lesson and prayers read by Lt Coral Yon and Canon Clive Duncan.  St James and St Paul’s choirs joined forces in leading the traditional hymns, Psalm 23, O God our help in ages past and Praise Him, accompanied by music played by the Gettogethers brass band.  Wreaths of yellow daisies, lilies, marigolds and more added to the vibrancy as they were respectfully laid by representatives from a cross section of organisations.  The service lasted an hour and as is customary the Police, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and Rangers did one last march past the Governor who watched from the Court House steps.  The Gettogethers entertained onlookers with a few tunes on the Parade Square before dispersing and unofficially ending the proceedings.

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