Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force organises parade dress rehearsal
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force organises parade dress rehearsal Picture Courtesy: Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

Trinidad and Tobago: Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, along with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force and Pathfinders, had a parade dress rehearsal on Friday, 11 November 2022, according to the Facebook post shared by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. The parade dress rehearsal was conducted in recognition of Remembrance Day and in preparation for the Remembrance Day Parade, which will be held this coming Sunday, 13 November 2022, at King James V Park in Scarborough, Tobago.

As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Trinidad and Tobago honours the selfless contribution of the courageous men and women who offered their lives for the nation’s independence in World Wars I and II and have served as well as continue to serve in the country’s armed forces. The day is also used to reflect on the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces and their families.

The authorities has asked to pause to remember all of the persons who have served the country during the difficult times of war, conflict and peace. On this auspicious day, an individual must honour the memory of people who have given their lives in service towards the country.

Remembrance Day is important because it helps us to remember the sacrifices that Canadian soldiers have made in the past and present. It is a time to reflect on the cost of war and to think about the ways citizens of a nation can work together to make a more peaceful world.

How can one show support on Remembrance Day?

There are many ways one can show support on Remembrance Day. Here are a few ideas:
• Wear a red poppy
• Attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at your nation
• Take a moment of silence at 11:00 am
• Thank a veteran for their service
• Learn more about the military history
• Teach your children about Remembrance Day