The Marshal Smuts Shellhole of the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTHs) hosted the 2021 Helderberg Remembrance Sunday Memorial Parade and Service at its hall in Somerset West on Sunday (14 November).
Alderman Stuart Pringle, proportional representative councillor, delivered the keynote address, referring to the sacrifices made by soldiers during World War I and World War II, for the citizens of the world to live in a better world.
He further thanked all uniformed personnel currently serving in the military and police for their efforts to bring peace to our continent and maintain law and order in the country.
Pringle further reminded those in attendance of the selfless service rendered by returning soldiers, using two world renowned institutions – the Comrades Marathon (WWI veterans) and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital (WWII veterans) – still shining as the ultimate examples of their contributions to the cause of freedom, justice and peace.
A number of wreaths were also laid on behalf of the residents of the City of Cape Town (Subcouncil 24), the OC of the Gordon’s Bay Naval College and a number of veteran and community organisations.
Donations were received on behalf of the South African Legion of Military Veterans in aid of their Poppy Day collection drive.