This year marks the 99th anniversary of the commencement of World War 1 and next Monday is the eleventh day of the eleventh month… on the eleventh hour of that same day in 1918, the armistace was signed which brought the war to an end and gave rise to Armistace Day, later named Remembrance Day (or Poppy Day).
“As the major RSL Sub-branch in the northern beaches area we have two major ceremonies each year being Remembrance Day on 11 November and Anzac Day on 25 April.” said Tony Starling, President of the Austinmer RSL Sub-branch, “We hold the ceremonies at our War Memorial on Austinmer Beach and we include the pupils of Austinmer Public School in the program.”
“This gives the children some input and helps to motivate them to remember what happened nearly 100 years ago and the Australian men and women who gave their life to keep us safe and sound.”
This coming Remembrance Day Austinmer RSL Sub-branch will be holding a service at the memorial on Austinmer Beach at 10.45am with the Austinmer Public School pupils conducting a majority of the service.
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