The Grenfell RSL sub-branch committee would like to invite all members of the community to attend the 2017 Remembrance Day service at the Memorial Park cenotaph tomorrow, Saturday November 11, at 11am.
Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War 1.
Remembrance Day is observed on November 11 to recall the official end of World War 1 on that date in 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice at the 11th hour or 11am.
The Remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the Poem “In Flanders Field”.
These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War 1, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for blood spilled in the war.
In Australia Remembrance Day is always observed on November 11 regardless of the day of the week – it is not a public holiday.
Tomorrow’s service, to be held in Memorial Park, will include RSL members and family representatives, Army Cadets, Town Band Buglers, students from Grenfell Public School, St Joseph’s Primary School and The Henry Lawson High School and members of the public.
The Service will take approximately 30 minutes.
All veterans, ex-serviceman and women, their relatives and friends, as well as relatives and friends of deceased veterans or persons having an empathy for our fallen comrades are warmly invited to attend tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service in honour of the men and women who lost their lives or suffered in the line of duty since the Great War.
This will be followed by a Black Tie “Dining In Night” at the Grenfell Bowling Club from 7pm.
For details regarding this event contact Grenfell RSL Hon. Secretary Margaret Knight on 02 6343 2120.