MOSSEL BAY NEWS - Armistice Day commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
In South Africa, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day is commemorated on the closest Sunday to 11 November each year.
In Mossel Bay the MOTHs (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) of the Blaize Away Shellhole get together at the war memorial at the Point to commemorate this day. This year, due to Covid-19, there is no official commemoration hosted at the Cenotaph, as per the tradition.
However, on Wednesday 11 November, military veterans and others who chose to remember the fallen, visited the Cenotaph at the Point to pay their respects.
Some took a single red rose. Others decorated the Cenotaph with red poppies. The red poppy is a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The poppy is a well known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning.
The Blaize Away Shellhole will be commemorating Poppy Day by hosting and selling boerewors rolls on tomorrow, 14 November from 08:30 to 13:30 at the OK Minimark in Dana Bay.
The showstopper at the parade last year, were the two quarter-pounder cannons that were fired.
Although they will not be in action this year, they will be on display for viewing during the boerewors sales tomorrow.
The cannoneer on standby will be on site to give a history talk or answer any questions from 09:00 to 13:00.
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