Friday, 11 November 2011

Lest We Forget

A Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Ditsong National Museum of Military History in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. The last post was played  and wreaths were laid on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November comemorating the Armistice that came into force to end World War 1. This ceremony is not about celebrating any victories, nor about boasting about any achievements, its simply to show respect to those that were willing to serve their country and  make the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to live the peaceful life we live now.
South African Deputy Minister of Defence, Tabang Makwetla lays a wreath as M.O.T.H  and War-Veteran Arthur Owens sits on.
The last post is played as the flag is lowered and a two minute silence is held thereafter, the first minute is to give thanks for those that survived and the second to remember the fallen.