The 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month. Bermuda takes today very seriously and the day is a national holiday with shops and businesses closed to remember those that were lost. The island lost a lot of countrymen during both world wars fighting overseas on behalf of the Brits, Americans and Canadians protecting the freedom of those home in Bermuda. The Home Guard were joined by Bermudians in Royal Naval Dockyard
who kept the Atlantic supply lines open, ensuring the British and Americans received essential supplies.
At 11am today guns are fired at Fort Hamilton and Ordnance Island, St. George's, to signal the two-minute silence and a parade by veterans is held in Hamilton ending with wreaths being laid at the Cenotaph on Front Street (below).
I have some fun things planned for today and I am grateful for a day off but I know it could have been so very different if it wasn't for those that gave their lives to allow us to live ours."If ye break faith with us who die, we will not sleep, though poppies grow in Flander's fields."