REMEMBRANCE DAY 11.05am ‘mark of respect’
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.