Armistice Day Celebrated

This coming Sunday, 11 November, marks approximately one hundred years since the guns fell silent in World War I (1914-1918). The Memorable Order of Tin Hats (M.O.T.H.) Escarpment Shellhole will be hosting a Remembrance Day Parade at the war monument in the J.C. Harries Park in Walvis Bay on Sunday, starting at 10:15 to celebrate this day.

At 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month 1918 armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne in France. It took effect at 11:00 that same morning.
“Remembrance Day or Armistice Day as it is commonly known is the day commemorating the soldiers, sailors and airmen that were involved in the First World War and all the wars that followed including the Second World War (1939-1945). On this day the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns and machinery of war fell silent and marked the end of World War I.
This year marks 100 years since this historic event.
We, the members of the M.O.T.H. organisation would to invite you to join us in celebrating this day of remembrance which is commemorated throughout the world.
The parade will take place at the J.C. Harris Park on 11th November 2018 at 10:15”, the Escarpment Shellhole said in a media statement over the weekend. Inquiries can be lodged to the Old Bill of the Escarpment Shellhole, M.O.T.H. Lee Liguma at 081 124 5242.
Notes: Remembrance Day is celebrated each year on the Sunday the closest to 11 November. However, this year 11 November falls on a Sunday. The 11th of November 1918, when Armistice was signed, was on a Monday. Armistice Day was first celebrated on 11 November 1919.

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