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Plaque Unveiled For Late 100-Year-Old Bahamian Veteran

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Wednesday the British Legion Bahamas branch unveiled a plaque for a veteran who recently passed but lived to be the oldest surviving Bahamian veteran so far, at 100-years-old. 

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There are only two surviving Bahamian world war two veterans left in The Bahamas, and on Wednesday the British Legion Bahamas branch unveiled a plaque for a veteran who recently passed but lived to be the oldest surviving Bahamian veteran so far, at 100-years-old. 

The late Comrade Jeremiah Neymour served as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force during World War II, and lived to see 100, passing away just days after his hundredth birthday in January of this year.

The British Legion and Neymour’s family members gathered together for the unveiling of a plaque in his honor.

Chairperson of the British Legion Bahamas Branch Adina Munroe-Charlow, speaks to the importance of these kinds of memorials.

Comrade Neymour’s son, Derrick Neymour Sr, says the family would’ve had no idea about the impact his father had made, had it not been for the British Legion Bahamas branch.

But he says he’s disappointed in the lack of interest in the country’s aging veterans who served before our independence.

Neymour says a big step would be for increased efforts to educate our youth about our hidden heroes.

And fortunately, the branch’s chairperson assures us that kind of initiative is coming in the near future

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