SAMVOUSA dedicates itself, in grateful recognition and memory of their countrymen, the Immortal Dead of South Africa, who, at the call of Duty, made the supreme Sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe, in the air and on the sea.
Their ideal is our legacy
Their sacrifice our inspiration
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
we will remember them.
They will not grow old like we that are left grow old.
Age will not weary then, nor the years condemn.
At the setting of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Boshoed Dag (26 August)
Veterans Day / Remembrance Day (11 November at 11h11)
Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
Remembrance Day is observed each year on the 11th of November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.