Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SOUTH AFRICAN WAR

The South African War started in 1899 and ended in 1902. When the South African War erupted, it quickly requested military assistance from members of the Commonwealth. Many Canadians volunteered for the conflict while offering military equipment, as well as arranging transportation to South Africa. In total, more than 7,000 Canadians would volunteer for service during the conflict. Great courage was evident throughout the South African War and five Canadians earned the highest award for military valour, the Victoria Cross. Approximately 280 Canadians lost their lives and more than 250 were wounded. The skill, courage and sacrifice demonstrated by those Canadians, both men and women, so long ago would be seen time and again in years to come. Today and always, please learn about the sacrifices and achievements made by those who have served - and continue to serve - during times of war and peace.

The Dante Community will always remember you.