Also paying homage to those brave soldiers who fought in those divisive World Wars was Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional & Political Reform, Henry Charles Usher. He said today was necessary to show gratitude for their valiant service.
Henry Charles Usher, Minister of Public Service, Constitutional Reform and Political Reform: “It’s remembrance day a day that’s honored around the world for our security officers, for those who serve in our armed forces and certainly I want to express my gratitude to the Ex Service Men, our veterans, those that are still serving and protecting our country this is the day set aside for them and certainly it is an honor to have them represent and protect us.”
According to statistics provided to us by the Belize Ex-Services League, there were a total of one thousand and fifteen Belizeans who served in both World Wars and the Korean Warn. Those who served in World War One, which ended in 1919 have also since died. Of those who served in World War Two, which ended in 1945, only six are alive.