Memorial Wall for SADF members
The Board of the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site approved in 2009 that a SADF Wall of Remembrance could be erected on the VTM Heritage Site in honour of members of the SA Army who died on duty.
The Wall was inaugurated on 25 October 2009, and more than 1000 people attended the event. Nearly 100 wreaths and crosses were laid/planted during the inauguration ceremony.
So far, there have been 2489 names on the Wall of Remembrance. A further 27 names were recently added from SADF members who died under qualifying circumstances during 1961-1994.
Since the inauguration of the Wall, the VTM has been inundated with compliments about the appearance of the Wall of Remembrance and what accompanies it, as well as the course of the inauguration ceremony.
The fact that the Wall is so visible and accessible to all visitors to the VTM Heritage Site, and is in a secure area, has advantages that make it stand out above any other similar Wall in South Africa. It is therefore not surprising that more and more military units and organisations are increasingly choosing it as the site for their memorial services.