A century of remembrance

12 November 2018 | Events

In memory of the cessation of hostilities on 11 November 1918, which brought an end to World War 1, Remembrance Day is commemorated worldwide today (11 November) to honour those who paid the ultimate price as a result of war.

According to André Anthonissen of the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTH) in Namibia, since 1918 Remembrance Day is the most symbolic war veterans' commemorative event in military history. “This year marks 100 years of remembrance,” he said.

“While remembering those who lost their lives in battle is important, the focus of this year's event will also be on keeping the peace,” Anthonissen continued. It is also important to break the silence and educate the youth on the history of the world.

The event is open for everyone to commemorate those they have lost. “Bring your children and let's celebrate the end of World War 1,” he said.

MOTH is based on concord and harmony and operates independently of race, religion or politics, in the same way as front-line service, but with full democracy.

“The objective is to protect and advance the interests of war veterans and their kin, by carrying out benevolent activities of an ex-service character,” Anthonissen said.

The event takes place at 10:00 at the Cross of Sacrifice of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Robert Mugabe Avenue today.

For more information, contact Anthonissen at 081 236 2151 or send an email to [email protected]

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