Sailors honoured with special service
Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:39 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 15: Bermuda's maritime history was today honoured with a special service to mark Sea Sunday.
Minister of Transport Walter Roban joined the congregation at the Bermuda Sailors' Home in Hamilton to pay tribute to the island's maritime tradition.
Rev. Canon Norman Lynas of the Anglican Cathedral, who led the service, said: "Sea Sunday is a recognition of Bermuda's maritime history, but it's also part of a worldwide organisation which is part of the Anglican church.
"This has always been a place where sailors could find refuge and help - we are marking the tradition of providing that help for sailors as well as giving thanks for the maritime trade that has been part of Bermuda's history."
Mr Roban added: "It's important to recognise the role this institution plays and the welcome it gives to sailors, irrespective of language or nationality.
"Bermuda is an island and the sea is our lifeblood. This is an important opportunity to remember that and those who are are working tirelessly at sea and the sacrifices they make."
Other guests included Mayor of Hamilton Graeme Outerbridge and senior police and Bermuda Regiment officers.