Fallen men and women of the armed forces were yesterday honoured at the 2016 Remembrance Day ceremony.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, performing the functions of President, together with veterans, members of the Cabinet, the Joint Services and a large number of Guyanese gathered at the Cenotaph on Main Street, Georgetown for the ceremony, GINA said.
Greenidge, in his statement, recalled those persons, who, through the years have made personal sacrifices in the continuing struggle for human dignity, social justice and freedom from all forms of oppression.
Greenidge said, according to GINA, “we are forever indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice in the cause of peace and freedom. Their example strengthens our resolve to maintain our efforts for a world at peace with justice, and prosperity for all peoples.”
Greenidge urged the gatheriang to remember those Guyanese who, since Independence, have made sacrifices for the country and died executing those services.
He acknowledged those working assiduously to defend “our territory and our patrimony throughout our country.”
The ceremony was preceded by prayers from leaders of the Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths and a two-minute silence, GINA said.
After the ceremony, Greenidge took the salute during a march past by the Joint Services, and members of the Guyana Veterans Legion Association at the corner of Main and New Market streets.