GIS – On Sunday, dignitaries and national organizations honored the fallen soldiers as wreaths were laid at the cenotaph on the Derek Walcott Square to pay respects to those who died in the line of duty.
Governor General of Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, emphasized the need to reenergize the observance of Remembrance day.
“While not forgetting them, let us take a call to action and do what each of us can do, individually and as a nation and collectively to ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain.”
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony thanked the French counterparts for their participation in the activities.
“It touches all of us. What the event today is really saying to each and every one of us is that peace is precious. By definition, we should not have to fight for peace. Peace really never ought to be fought for. Peace is something we should subscribe to, we should live by, we should embrace. [It should] be part of everything that we do; yet it is elusive. But we have to fight for it.”
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second world war.