Remembrance Day 2016 with Medowie RSL Sub-branch

Father Chris Yates offering the blessing and reflection at last year's service for Remembrance Day.
Father Chris Yates offering the blessing and reflection at last year’s service for Remembrance Day.

In Australia, Remembrance Day is observed on the November 11 every year.

Services are held at 11.00am at War Memorials, schools and in towns across the country.

During the service, the “Last Post” is sounded by a bugler followed by one minute’s silence and “Reveille”.

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November 11 is significant because that was the day upon which the armistice ending the First World War was signed.

This tradition was started after World War I, as at 11am on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of warfare.

For many years it was observed as Armistice Day, but since 1997 it has been officially observed as Remembrance Day, when we remember all those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

Neil Biggar, Hon Secretary of the Medowie RSL sub-branch, told News Of The Area, “We hope to see a good crowd this year at the Medowie service, to join us in paying our respects to all past and present serving members.”

The Medowie Remembrance Day Service will be held at Medowie Lions Park beginning at 11am on November 11.
All those who wish to pay tribute to those who served are welcome to attend.

Medowie Lions park is located at the corner of Medowie Road and Ferodale Road, adjacent to the Medowie Community Centre and opposite Woolworths car park.

Please assemble at the park by 10:45am.

By Rachael VAUGHAN

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