St Catherine honours war veterans
SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: THE ST Catherine Joint Civic Affairs Committee on Sunday honoured veterans of two world wars in a remembrance day ceremony held at the Cenotaph, Spanish Town, St Catherine.
The highlight of the ceremony was the laying of wreaths in honour of those who lost their lives during the wars. Ninety-twoyear-old Ruben O’Conner, the oldest veteran in the parish, laid a wreath in honour of his fallen comrades.
He told Rural Xpress that his job, along with others soldiers, was to guard the island home.
“I did not see any form of combat. I was recruited to guard Jamaica. It was a testing time because we didn’t know if we would have to fight,” he revealed.
“Anyway, with the training we got from the British, we were ready to defend Jamaica,” he continued.
O’Conner said he is worried about the violence in Jamaica, which he thinks can be halted.
“What I think is that the ones who are carrying out the violence are following one another. If Spanish Town start shooting, then Montego Bay follow. I really think the authorities can clamp down on them,” he said.