Air Force Base Hoedspruit remembers fallen heroes and heroines

Air Force Base Hoedspruit remembers fallen heroes and heroines


 Air Force Base Hoedspruit remembers fallen heroes and heroines.
Air Force Base Hoedspruit today, 4th May 2018 hosted a Memorial Service in remembrance of women and men members who fell in the line of duty. This is an annual event that serves to ensure that the sacrifices and loyalty of these fallen heroes and heroines continue to be remembered in a manner befitting the excellent service they discharged in the interest of the security and safety of the Republic of South Africa. The gentle mood at this memorial service attested to the true meaning of moral values, love, respect and fondness with which the departed members are accorded for eternity.

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them. Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them” read a collective acknowledgement from their colleagues, family and friends as they accept the reality about their departure from the face of the earth. The spirit in the military and through this act of honesty cushions whatever a loss and pain as it continues to ensure that their noble service was not in vain.

Air Force Base Hoedspruit remembers fallen heroes and heroines.

It is very satisfying and encouraging that this spirit of Botho is practiced by the military a very critical institution in the health of our democratic country. The processing of this military ritual brings home the fact that society at large can take care of itself, create unity and prosper. Looking at spouses and relatives of the fallen heroes and heroines laying wreaths demonstrated beyond imagination that the departed officers have indeed laid a solid foundation to an everlasting safety and security for our nascent democracy. The precision displayed by the commanding officers in laying the wreaths was the pinnacle of the essence of the memorial service as it displayed how much the military cares for its members.

In the end the memorial service highlighted to members of society the importance of camaraderie in life and in death. It also provided positive impetus on the serving women and men of the military that their service doesn’t go unnoticed. This annual memorial service is a true testimony of the fruits of good deeds. As the National Flag was lowered down to half-mast and the observance of two minutes silence was ritualized the reality came crystal that the country has indeed lost great compatriots.

Goldrick Mafologela
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  1. This is very good indeed. We really need this kind of goodwill to ensure proper motivation for the best of our beloved country.

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