This evening I attended the annual Remembrance Day Church Service for The West Indian Ex Servicemen/women’s commemorate their contributions to World War 1 & 2. It was an inspiring service at St Peter’s Cathedral and it was also a short crash course in the role they played in active duties in the war and how at times they were not recognised for the great feats they performed.
I was also reminded that they fought war on two fronts being racially discriminated against and being called by the ‘N’ word and also fighting the enemies in the thick of war. It was also expressed that it is happening still but not on the same level and that there is the need for more people from the Caribbean or of such descent to join the army. I am of the view that is important and crucial for each and every person who are citizens of this country should not hesitate to join the army and serve their country man and this has nothing to do with the controversial war at present.
One can only express gratitude for all these men and women and it was an honour to meet some of them and sitting at their feet even for a few moment.