CT hosts Remembrance Day service

The service is in memory of those who fell in defence of their country during all wars.

The City of Cape Town is hosting its annual Remembrance Day celebrations in the CBD. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Cape Town has hosted its annual Remembrance Day service, in memory of those who fell in defence of their country during all wars.

City officials, along with members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps and the South African National Defence Force laid wreaths at the Cenotaph to commemorate the lives lost during the Anglo-Boer War, World Wars I and II, and the border wars.

Remembrance Day will be observed worldwide on Tuesday, to commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when World War I came to an end.

Remembrance Day wreaths being laid. Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

The city's Belinda Walker says, "Anyone who fought in a war, fought for peace. They wanted to come home to their families and children, to find a world they wanted to live in. We're the ones they left behind and we've actually got to remember what it is these sacrifices were made for."