The traditional National Day of Remembrance (Memorial Day) Parade takes place on Sunday with a host of activities planned in the lead up to the procession.
The parade takes place from 10am at Memorial Park, Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
Proceedings will also include a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph.
The National Day of Remembrance is observed annually in honour of those who served and in memory of those who fell in the World Wars of 1914–1918 and 1939–1945.
Several office holders and dignitaries are expected to be in attendance, including the President; the Prime Minister; the Chief Justice; the National Security Minister; other Ministers of Government; and Members of Parliament.
The parade, comprising members of the Defence and Protective Services, as well as Civil Society Organisations, will convene at Queen’s Park Savannah East near Frederick Street and proceed South onto Frederick Street, then east onto Keate Street, entering Memorial Park via the southern entrance.
Following the Ceremony, the Parade will exit Memorial Park via the northern entrance, proceed onto Queen’s Park West in a westerly direction, back to Queen’s Park Savannah East near Frederick Street where it will be dismissed.
Ceremonial gunfire will be heard at 11am and 11:02am Sunday as part of the proceedings.
The public is advised that this volley of shots poses no threat to their safety.
People can visit Memorial Park on Sunday from 12:30pm to view the Cenotaph, pay their respects and lay wreaths to commemorate the event.
Traffic restrictions will be in place on the day, but will subsequently be published by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
In the meantime, restrictions are in place for the rehearsal. See the order below, which sets out restrictions from 6am to 1pm on November 7 and November 10 (Thursday).
Leading up to the event, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) will conduct a public display of the Changing of the Guards Ceremony at Memorial Park, Frederick Street, Port of Spain on Thursday (November 10), Friday (November 11) and Saturday (November 12) from 6am to 5pm.
This ceremony entails the posting of a TTDF sentry to guard the cenotaph in honour and remembrance of those who died in combat.
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