Lo­cal war veter­ans re­mem­ber the fallen

Northern Eyethu - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

THIS year’s Zu­l­u­land Armistice Day pa­rade was hosted by the uBhe­jane/ War­riors Den MOTH Shell­hole in Mtu­batuba.

All Zu­l­u­land Shell­holes fall­ing un­der the Zu­l­u­land MOTH Dugout were rep­re­sented.

The Zu­l­u­land Dugout con­sists of eight Shell­holes, namely Fort Pear­son, Mbonambi, Retief, Tshaka, uBhe­jane/War­riors Den, Uqobol­wayo, Wa Tshe Tsha and Wind­sor/Mtambu.

The pa­rade was led by mem­bers of the Mtu­batuba army base, 121 Bat­tal­ion.

Shell­holes and the pub­lic were given an op­por­tu­nity to lay wreathes in mem­ory of those who lost their lives in var­i­ous bat­tles since the First World War, when the com­mem­o­ra­tion was started.

Armistice Day, com- monly known as ‘Poppy Day’ but also known as Re­mem­brance Day, has been ob­served on 11 Novem­ber in the Com­mon­wealth of Na­tions since the end of the First World War to re­mem­ber those who died in the line of duty.

Hos­til­i­ties ended at 11am on 11 Novem­ber 1918.

The war of­fi­cially ended with the sign­ing of the Treaty of Ver­sailles on 28 June 1919.

Larry Bent­ley

MOTH mem­bers on pa­rade ar­riv­ing at the uBhe­jane/War­riors Den MOTH Shell­hole

An­gus Mac Rae and Dis­trict Old Bill Rob Wil­son lay wreathes dur­ing the com­mem­o­ra­tion pa­rade

Show­ing their re­spect dur­ing the play­ing of the Last Post are mem­bers of 121 Bat­tal­ion

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