The first Remembrance Day Parade was held on Sunday, November 12, 1999 and as the tradition to continues in Grand Bahama, Cecil Thompson, Remembrance Day Parade Committee Member, again, encourages residents to come out and support the event this Sunday, November 12.
He noted that the parade will commence in the parking lot of Christ the King Pro-Cathedral, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
“We are commemorating the millions of men and women who fought valiantly … fought and died to defend democracy, during the First and Second World Wars,” Thompson added.
The committee was formed 19 years ago by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Grand Bahama Principal and Vice Principal Association and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
He noted that students from all schools in the district and members of uniformed organizations, including the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers, Junior Achievement, church-based youth organizations and local marching bands have been invited to participate in the parade.
The route from Christ the King will travel to Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church – east on Pioneer’s Way to Columbus Drive; South on Columbus Drive to Adventurers Way; east on Adventurer’s Way to Poinciana Drive to East Beach Drive; South on East Beach Drive to East Sunrise Highway and west on East Sunrise Highway to the church, where the 55th Annual Remembrance Day Service will be held.