This past week, the FF Plus assisted with moving the Voortrekker's Fakkelmonument (torch monument) from the main street of Vereeniging to the Peace Monument memorial gardens.
The party cooperated with numerous other organisations, such as the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Association (FAK), the Voortrekkers, the Suikerbosrand Vow Committee, the Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA) and the Vaal Triangle's army veterans.
The Monument stood in the main street of Vereeniging for many years where it was frequently vandalised and used as a notice board for putting up advertisements.
The statue symbolises the rich Afrikaner history of the 1938 Torch Run as the Cape and Natal Festival Torches came together in Vereeniging on the 14th of December. A crowd of 10 000 people eagerly awaited the arrival of the torches and just 50 police officers were needed to keep the excited crown in check.
The FF Plus and other organisations gathered at the Peace Monument on Saturday to clean the area in preparation for the move. The palisades surrounding the Monument were then also sanded down and repainted. The Monument was moved on Sunday.
The event was attended by Dr Pieter Mulder, former FF plus leader and history professor, who gave an insightful speech on the monument's history.
It is of the utmost importance for organisations to work together to conserve the Afrikaner's history for future generations and so, the FF Plus will always endeavour to live out the Afrikaner's constitutional right to commemorate their culture and heritage.
Through the ages, the Afrikaner has played a significant role in building up this country for the benefit of all South Africans.
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