Remembrance Day is commemorated across the free world in honour of all those in uniform who paid the ultimate price as a result of the call to duty and in the service of their country. A number of local men have also given their lives for our country.
This year there will be an added element to the annual Remembrance Day that will be celebrated on Sunday 10 November at 10:00 at the Cenotaph, the war memorial at the Point Mossel Bay. Two quarter pound canons will be fired at this ceremony which is organised by the local M.O.T.H (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) Blaize Away Shell. Both canons are replicas of full scale quarter pound canons constructed after the Armstrong design. The cannons are named quarter pound canons due to the 120g or quarter pound cannon.
Everyone attending this special service will receive a free symbolic poppy, a humble symbol of Remembrance and hope.
The Mayor of Mossel Bay, Alderman Harry Levendal, will deliver the speech before representatives of different organisations as well as private individuals will lay wreaths.