In keeping with hallowed tradition, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, yesterday received the first Poppy signifying the beginning of this country’s observance of Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany which took effect on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 and so is observed annually on November 11th in honour of the fallen soldiers of World Wars I & II.

Her Excellency’s Poppy was delivered by the Trinidad and Tobago Legion of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League. The League is a member of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League whose remit is to help ex-Service men and women who served The Crown and their widows who are now in need.