Cape Town commemorates Armistice day

Deputy mayor Ian Neilsen
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In Cape Town Armistice Day commemorations saw global representatives, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), military veterans, and the City of Cape Town drawn together.

In this legislative city the ceremony was hosted by Cape deputy mayor, Ian Neilson. In his address, he honoured all the men and women, black and white, who laid down their lives.

Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph, a war memorial in the centre of the City. Bells were rung, and two minutes of silence observed.

Representatives from various nations, including the US, Russia and France, laid wreaths on behalf of their countries.

As part of his speech, Neilson thanked the men and women who have signed up to defend South Africa.

He said he hopes they will never have to take up arms, and experience combat in the magnitude of the world’s previous great wars.