Bulahdelah honours the fallen on Remembrance Day

Bulahdelah RSL sub-Branch members commemorate

REMEMBRANCE Day, also known as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of wearing a remembrance poppy, is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

The common British, Canadian, South African, and ANZAC tradition includes a one or two minute silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11:00 am, 11 November), marking the time (in the United Kingdom) when the armistice that ended the war became effective.

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In commemoration of the day, the Bulahdelah RSL sub-Branch held many activities, culminating in a Remembrance Day service at the Bulahdelah cenotaph.

MC Stephen Rae said at the ceremony, ”It’s about putting service before self.

“A silence was welcome, where they could think about the future and remember the fallen.

“We realise the commitment of those who have served in various conflicts.”

An additional highlight this year was ‘Draw to Remember’ chalk drawings where school students could draw what they learnt from their activities through the week.

Bulahdelah was fortunate in that both St Joseph’s Primary and Bulahdelah Central school were selected from twenty regional schools in the state to take part.

The celebration ended with a dinner where past servicemen could share their stories.

Lest we forget.


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