Remembrance day celebrated

Remembrance day celebrated

Remembrance day 11.11.2017 held at Grey College.

Poppy day was celebrated by Grey College Primary and representatives from the secondary school. At exactly 11:00 the bell was rung 11 times and the trumpet played.
The wreaths were laid at the memorial statue by the Grey College Secondary captains as well as the primary school boys.

Mr. Geldenhuys (principal of Grey College Primary, thanked Me. Joan Abrahams (Tannie AB) for arranging the Poppy wreaths and all her hard work and dedication towards the schools and specifically this day.

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.) The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

Full speech and information by Mr. A. Hayidakis (deputy principal) Grey College Primary.

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