Remembrance Day to be commemorated across Port Stephens

Remembrance Day will be commemorated across Port Stephens.

REMEMBRANCE Day holds a special place in the hearts of those who have served, their families, and in the hearts of the nation.

On 11 November 1918 the German Government of the day accepted the terms of the Armistice presented to them by the Allied Nations.

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At 11:00 am that day the guns officially fell silent, bringing to an end four terrible years for mankind known as the First World War.

Initially known as Armistice Day, Commonwealth Countries changed the name to Remembrance Day after World War II as a day where the fallen of both wars would be remembered.

Now, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year the nation pauses to remember the sacrifices that result from all wars and conflicts Australia has played a role in.

Across Port Stephens, Remembrance Day Services will be conducted, providing an opportunity for locals to gather and reflect on the terrible cost of conflict on our country.

The Nelson Bay RSL sub-Branch will be commemorating Remembrance Day on Friday 11 November.

The service will begin at 10:40 at Apex Park, Nelson Bay and will consist of a catafalque party, a guest speaker, one minute’s silence for the departed and a wedge tail flyover.

The Service at Raymond Terrace has special significance in 2022, commencing in ANZAC Park at 10.15am.

Vic Jones of the Raymond Terrace RSL sub-Branch told News Of The Area, “The service will incorporate the unveiling of a new nominal roll plaque on the back of the National Servicemen’s Memorial located in ANZAC Park.”

Local businesses that have supported the sub-Branch will be presented with certificates and there will be a special presentation of a 50-year Membership Certificate to a member of the Sub-Branch.

“We will also be holding a ‘Sod-Turning Ceremony’ to mark the commencement of work on the ANZAC Park Redevelopment Project.

“Members of the Raymond Terrace RSL sub-Branch and their partners, members of the National Servicemen’s Association and their partners, representatives of the Australian Defence Force supporting the Service, representatives of Federal, State and Local government offices, representatives of other local organisations, and members of the public have also been invited to attend the Service,” Mr Jones said.


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