Preparations underway for National Remembrance Day 2015

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Formation of Martin B-26Bs of the 397th Bomb Group. Closest two aircraft are B-26B-55-MA (S/N 42-96137 and 42-29191). (U.S. Air Force photo)

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Preparations are underway to observe National Remembrance Day 2015 on Monday morning 4th May.

Government will again remember the victims who fought during the Second World War and the public are invited to attend the ceremony.

The commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony will take place on Monday, May 4 at 9.00am at the Captain Hodge’s Wharf in Philipsburg.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday, President of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson, Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs, representatives of government and uniformed officials will be in attendance.

Governor Holiday will inspect the honor guard followed by his line-up next to the President of Parliament and the Prime Minister.

The Second World War was a global war that started in 1939 and ended in 1945.  It has been described as the most widespread war in history, where more than 100 million people served their countries in military groups.

Approximately 50 to 70 million people lost their lives making it the deadliest conflict in human history.

Picture: Formation of Martin B-26Bs of the 397th Bomb Group. Closest two aircraft are B-26B-55-MA (S/N 42-96137 and 42-29191). (U.S. Air Force photo)