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Remembrance Day – updated

 

Flags at half mast

The flags are lowered in Millicent in respect for those who served

by Belinda Elton 5 THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

The Remembrance Day ceremony in Millicent attracted 150 people to the Cross of Sacrifice; the service marking the 95th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Remembrance Day is a time to remember all Australians who have died as a result of war.

The tradition of lowering flags to half-mast as a sign of remembrance was carried out at 10.30am .

Mayor Peter Gandolifi welcomed the public, and laid a wreath on behalf of the Wattle Range Council.

Mayor Peter Gandolfi lays his reef for Remembrance Day

Bill Worrall, Ralph Bowman, Ian (Rocky )Smith, Mick Rabbitt and LC Stratford who served in the war, passed away during the past year and were remembered at the service.

Students from local schools laid wreaths and attended the service. This was well represented with Tantanoola and Millicent North having many of their older students in attendance.

Schools laying wreaths were Newberry Park, Millicent North Primary, St Anthony’s Catholic school,  and Millicent High School. Also wreaths were laid by the RSL, St Johns Ambulance, Legacy Ladies, The Millicent Hospital and the Millicent Police. A bunch of roses was laid by Emma Elton who represented the Rendelsham Primary school. The roses were grown by the Principal Mrs Sandy Stewart. 

A minute’s silence was observed at 11:00am in memory of those who died or suffered in the line of duty.

The service finished with the Australian National Anthem and the schools who attended were thanked for attending the service.

Rendelsham Primary school also remembered the day by having their own  service at the Rendelsham Memorial. The service was attended by the whole school and some Rendelsham residents attending. The schools SRC prepared the service together.

Rendelsham photos by Randall Stiles

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