Remembrance Day commemorated

The Memorable Order of Tin Hats (M.O.T.H.) Escarpment Shell hole of Walvis Bay joined the German war veteran’s society, Alte Kameraden in Swakopmund on Sunday to commemorate Remembrance Day. A ceremony was held at the war memorial near the holiday town’s iconic Mole.

Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day among non-commonwealth nations) marks the month, day and the hour the guns fell silent in the First World War. Following Germany’s defeat by Allied nations, Armistice was signed on the 11th of November 1918, at eleven o’clock (eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month).
Remembrance Day is commemorated on the Sunday the closest to 11 November each year. Under normal circumstances the M.O.T.H. would have held a ceremony at the war memorial in the J.C. Harries Park.
However, due to the death recently of M.O.T.H. Frank Keller, who managed the food and beverage section of the MOTH hall, the facility could not be opened as the business is currently winded up for the purposes of his estate.
Under the leadership of the current serving Old Bill, MOTH Herman Saunderson, it was decided to support the Alte Kameraden this year and attend their ceremony.

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