Article 86

“Chaplain at SS Mendi Parade rallies the Men”

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Article by: Lieutenant Commander Glenn von Zeil

Photos by: Regine Lord

“If man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

With these words attributed to Martin Luther King is how Padre Tony Bethke began his sermon at the annual SS Mendi Memorial Parade at the University of Cape Town on Sunday, 22 February 2015.

The company of the SAS MENDI provided sentries whilst the SA Army band ensured that hymns, Last Post, Reveille and the National Anthem were played to perfection.

Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer magazine of Winter 2015.