Crowds of people gathered on Front Street in Hamilton to honour the island’s war veterans on Remembrance Day and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have served their country. Hundreds of Bermudians served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other conflicts, many of whom did not return home after making the ultimate sacrifice.
Isobel Flood, 97, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, described the event as “wonderful” and added: “It’s absolutely unbelievable that some of us can still walk.”
She said: “It’s nice to know that the younger ones are taking interest.”
Eddie Fisher, 72, was there on behalf of his father Bill – who was in the Royal Air Force – and grandfather Harry – who was in the Royal Artillery.
He said: “It’s important to remember that if it wasn’t for these few people we wouldn’t have the freedom of walking up Front Street.”