Local war veterans remember the fallen
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.
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