Remembrance Day 2022

Remembrance Day 2022

Remembrance Day is observed every year on the 11th November, or the nearest Sunday . This year the ceremony took place at the Civic Centre in Cape Town on 13 November. The annual event across South Africa is in honour of those who lost their lives in various conflicts across the globe. The service commenced in front of the Cenotaph, on Adderley Street, Cape Town, with many people from across the Cape in attendance

Civilian guests wore formal attire with military personnel in uniform. Guests had an opportunity to place wreaths on the steps leading up to the Cenotaph. The Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Alderman Geordin Hill-Lewis, was the guest speaker for the day.

The service itself took on various forms from guests and spectators   standing to observe   silence for 2 minutes after which the executive Mayor rang the bell 11 times symbolising the end of conflicts and honoured all fallen heroes and heroines.

The last post, was played by the Nelson Mandela pipe band, followed by two cannon shots. The Church service started with the scripture reading headed by Chaplain Van der Ross from Navy and Sheikh Ebrahim from SAMS following  The Executive Mayor delivered his speech followed by a laying of a wreath on behalf of the city.  

After all the formalities all in attendance were invited for refreshments.

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-Zuko Mtwana