World War I ended at 11:00 on 11 November 1918, which is why Remembrance services are held at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives. Also known as Poppy Day, this event will be observed at the Hermanus Cemetery, where everyone is invited to come and help plant vygies on some of the prepared sand graves from 10:00.

Poppies made from red paper plates will also be attached to the white crosses in the cemetery – please make your own ‘poppies’ and bring them along. The Mayor and the MOTHS will participate in a short ceremony at 11:00, which will include two minutes of silence and the release of doves.

For more information, contact Melanie Moore on 071 239 6646 or melanie.ronell.moore@gmail.com.

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