RE­MEM­BRANCE DAY 11.05am ‘mark of re­spect’

The Advertiser - - NEWS - SIMEON THOMAS-WIL­SON CITY ED­I­TOR An­za­cCoinCol­lec­

BUSI­NESSES are be­ing urged to pay their re­spects to those who served their coun­try by de­lay­ing open­ing their doors at 11am to­mor­row.

Ade­laide Lord Mayor Martin Haese and the Shop Distribu­tive and Al­lied Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion have called on busi­nesses to hold off from open­ing at 11am, to mark 100 years since the World War I Armistice.

Mr Haese said it would be a mark of re­spect for traders to de­lay open­ing their doors.

“I’m en­cour­ag­ing all re­tail­ers in the city to open at 11.05am out of re­spect for all those who have served our na­tion,” he said. “I re­ally do hope they do heed the call. It would send out a won­der­ful mes­sage of re­spect. This is one of the big­gest events in our his­tory.”

SDA as­sis­tant sec­re­tary Josh Peak joined the push.

“Out of re­spect for those who have served our coun­try, re­tail­ers should de­lay open­ing stores by a few min­utes this Sun­day,” he said. The Run­dle Mall Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity could not be con­tacted for com­ment on whether it would con­sider ask­ing city traders to not open at 11am. Re­tail­ers aren’t the only ones be­ing urged to do some­thing spe­cial for Re­mem­brance Day.

Sport­ing events across South Aus­tralia to­mor­row have also been called on to hold a minute’s si­lence at 11am.

There will also be a minute’s si­lence at a spe­cial Re­mem­brance Day mass held by the Catholic Church.

The Angli­can Church will hold a Re­mem­brance Day eucharist at St Peter’s Cathe­dral. At noon, they will ring the cathe­dral bells for 10 min­utes to mark the Armistice.

Or­gan­is­ers are ex­pect­ing a sig­nif­i­cant crowd at the SA Na­tional War Me­mo­rial on the cor­ner of North Tce and Kin­tore Ave. Thou­sands of biodegrad­able pop­pies will be dropped over the Me­mo­rial, from a Cessna and Tiger Moth fly­over, to com­mem­o­rate South Aus­tralians killed dur­ing World War I.

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