115 Year Boer War Service held in Kings Park, Perth
Today the Boer War Memorial Society of Western Australia held the Boer War Service in Kings Park, Perth. It signifies 115 years since the signing of the Vereeniging Peace Treaty in 1902. Once again, we were blessed with a beautiful warm and sunny day. It is always a very special Service, not only because it is part of our South African Heritage, but special effort is made by all to dress in period costume.
The Boer War Memorial Association had the guard of Honour dressed in traditional uniforms, and a wreath was laid by a cavalryman with his horse. Our own Ron Fouche was dressed in traditional Boer outfit, along with his Mauser and bandolier.
Dr Charl Crous (APM) gave the Commemorative Address. Veteran Ian Higley laid the wreath on behalf of Samvoa.
Veteran Garth Pienaar gave the Reconciliation Speech, specifically about the efforts of Emily Hobhouse. The singing of Sarie Marais ended what was a moving Service.