Remembrance Day

On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 o’clock the morning of 1918, a hundred years ago the First World War ended. In the war to end all wars 8 634 300 soldiers died. 245 419 South Africans volunteered for the war. The “Two Minute Silence” held throughout the Commonwealth was the result of a call by the South African Sir Percy Fitzpatrick upon the British king, George V. A two minute silence should be held annually at the 11th hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. One minute silence should be for the fallen soldiers and the other one in gratitude for those that survived. We shall remember them.

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