I wish, through this newspaper and on behalf of Makanakop Shellhole, to thank all those who attended our Remembrance Day Parade held in Church Square last Sunday. In particular, I would like to thank The Mayor of Grahamstown, the Municipality and the Traffic Department as well as 1st City Regiment, the South African Police, the ex-servicemen and women’s organisations represented. The Cadet Corps and Pipe Band of St Andrew’s College as well as the Kingswood College Band, our Piper, Chris Terry and Father Rob.
Last, but certainly not least, the schools of Grahamstown for their wonderful and continued support at this important event on our MOTH calendar. If I may also congratulate the school girls and boys of Grahamstown, particularly those who participated in the Parade, for the dignity and respect which was very evident on the day. The tradition of Remembrance Day, whilst honouring those who gave their lives for a greater cause, also seeks to remind us of the horror and futility of war, and, in so doing, act as a deterrent lest history seeks to repeat itself.
Thank you one and all!