Moths commemorate Poppy Day

2015-11-18 06:00
Moths in the Remembrance Day parade on Sunday. Photos: Bruce Surmon

Moths in the Remembrance Day parade on Sunday. Photos: Bruce Surmon

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ON Sunday, 15 November, Moths gathered in Warner Beach to commemorate the lives of those who died serving their country in World War 1.

On 11 November, 1918, the German army suffered a heavy defeat. On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, 1918, an armistice agreement was reached which ended World War 1.
Originally called Armistice Day, but later called Remembrance Day then Poppy Day, this day is now commemorated by Moths annually in November­.

The first Remembrance Day was commemorated on 11 November, 1990 at Westminster Abbey. The following year it was commemorated at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

“We are here to commemorate the lives of men and women who sacrificed their future for our future - their lives on behalf of our lives,” said Padré Thami Shange, guest speaker at the event at Mills Bomb Shellhole.

He said those who are still in service stand on the shoulders of those who fell.
“The blood of those who fell is a seed of peace, which we enjoy today,” he said.

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