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South African Military Veterans Organisation of The Americas

Canada, United States of America, Mexico, South America and peripheral countries


Proposed Regions

North East USA
North West USA
South West USA
Souith East USA


SAMVOTA Zone Chairperson

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Message from SAMVOTA
Zone Chairman 

Coral Bark Willow planted by Arlington National Cemetery as a living memorail 

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  • SAMVO Boshoed Dag / Bush Hat Day - Annual Global Commemoration
    SAMVO Boshoed Dag / Bush Hat Day - Annual Global Commemoration
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 26 Aug
    Location is TBD
    26 Aug 2024, 12:00 am – 11:50 pm
    Location is TBD
    26 Aug 2024, 12:00 am – 11:50 pm
    Location is TBD
    Create awareness of our veterans and especially to honour those who made the supreme sacrifice. Wear something related to your service - it can be anything from your boshoed/bush hat, beret, SAMVO badge, corps balkie, anything. Take a selfie and share photos on our SAMVO Facebook page or website.
  • Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans' Day
    Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans' Day
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 11 Nov
    Location is TBD
    11 Nov 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location is TBD
    11 Nov 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location is TBD
    Memorial Services - Globally 11th November each year, on nearest Sunday. In the USA, this is known as Veterans Day. Check with your local host country Veterans organisation for details in your local area.

SAMVOTA Executive Team

Veteran Belinda Van Fleet.

SAMVOTA Chairperson

Veteran Andy Cunningham

Dallas-Fort Worth Area Club Chairman

As we continue to build the SAMVOTA Community there are a number of executive positions available if you would like to find out more please contact us.


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SAMVOTA - Honour Flight participation

The flights and tours that Honor Flight, Houston provide to World War II veterans are absolutely FREE. It is a nonprofit and is governed by the Honor Flight Network.

Most treat this as their final mission to say goodbye and pay their respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice – a total of 40480 USA men and woman died during the war.

They get to see that the cost of the war and the remembrance of their mates will not be forgotten by future generations.

SAMVOTA Executives


Lest we forget
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deceased Samvota veterans

On behalf of the SAMVO Leadership team and SAMVOTA, we respectfully remember Veteran Dennis "Chunky" Chesterman, who passed away on March 15th, 2023. Chunky was a long-time resident of Ontario, Canada and served in the Rhodesian Army in the 1970's, followed by service in the SADF. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Chesterman family.
Salute, Chunky! May your soul rest in eternal peace.

Lest we Forget

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