Remembrance Day ceremony to honour service

14 October 2013

A moving ceremony involving local schools, service men and women and other dignitaries is planned to commemorate Remembrance Day at Green Point in Brighton on Monday, November 11.

Mayor Stephen Hartney said residents young and old should join the morning ceremony to remember and honour the Australian men and women who had served in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations around the world since World War I.

“This year marks the 95th anniversary of the day World War I ended when the guns of France and Flanders fell silent.

“I encourage local residents and workers to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony to remember the 60,000 Australians who gave their lives in World War I, and the countless others who continue to serve Australia in military operations around the world.

“We are forever grateful for the sacrifices Australians have made to serve this country,” Cr Hartney said.

The ceremony begins with a minutes silence at 11am at the Green Point Cenotaph in Brighton and will be officially opened by master of ceremonies Lt Col Neil Smith AM.

St Leonard’s College student Charlie Pattinson will play The Last Post and Rouse, and the morning will include a rendition of the national anthem.

The ceremony will also include a speech by the mayor and the reading of The Ode, from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen.

Floral tributes will also be laid on the morning to remember the fallen.

For more information on the event, contact Bayside City Council on 9599 4444.

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