Armistice day commemorated in the City

The fallen soldiers of World War 1

Ninety-nine years ago, at 11am on the 11th of November, an armistice was signed to bring World War 1 to an end. Every year on this date, schools and other organisations commemorate the lives lost during ‘the Great War’. Some schools commemorated the day on Friday.

Maritzburg College remembered the hundreds of Old Boys who perished in valiant struggles ‘for hearth and home’.

Armistice Day at Maritzburg College.

Cordwalles Preparatory School also commemorated the event with a special service on Friday morning.

Armistice day commemorated at Cordwalles Preparatory school on Friday.

On Sunday, November 12, St Luke’s Anglican Church will be holding a special service at 11am to remember all those who lost their lives in World War 1, 1914-1918.  This year is the Battle of Passchendael (3rd Battle of Ypres July to November). This battle was particularly difficult because of the torrential rain.

The Church will be having a luncheon after the service at 12 o’clock.

Tickets at R100 are available at the church office, telephone 033 330 3537.

The Moths will be attending the service and the luncheon.

 

 

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Maritzburg Sun Reporter

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