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COMMEMORATING REMEMBRANCE DAY IN CALARE

COMMEMORATING REMEMBRANCE DAY IN CALARE

On Sunday, 11 November 2018, Australia will mark a significant milestone in its military history, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War.

From a population of around 4.5 million, some 416,000 enlisted for service in the Great War, of whom more than 60,000 would never return.

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said this affected every community, large and small, in what was a very young nation.

“On 11 November 1918 at 11am, the guns on the Western Front fell silent and the most destructive war the modern world had seen was all but over and countries around the world celebrated,” Mr Gee said.

Mr Gee is encouraging the local community to participate in their local commemorative service on 11 November and observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the Australian men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Over the course of our history, almost two million men and women have worn with pride the uniforms of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force,” Mr Gee added.

“Tragically, more than 102,000 names are today listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour and it is important we remember their service and sacrifice.

“It is also incredibly important to instil an ongoing sense of remembrance and respect in future generations of Australians so our Defence Force personnel know their sacrifices are honoured, now and into the future.”

In this final year of the Anzac Centenary, it is important to pay tribute to those who served in the First World War and all who have served and died for Australia with honour in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Mr Gee will attend the commemorative service in Lithgow this year, where a plaque honouring an additional 108 servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War One will be unveiled. The plaque was funded through a $6,000 Australian Government Armistice Centenary grant.

A list of commemorative services being held in the Calare electorate includes:

Town

Location

Time

Bathurst

Bathurst War Memorial Carillion,  Church Street

10:15am

Blayney

Memorial Gates at Carrington Park on Church Street

11am

Canowindra

Canowindra Memorial Park, Gaskill and Mill Streets

10:30

Carcoar

War Memorial, Naylor Street

9am

Cudal

Cudal and District War Memorial Gates, Main Street

10:30am

Cumnock

Memorial Gates, Obley Street

10:45am

Eugowra

War Memorial, Cnr of Cooper and North Street

10:30am

Gulgong

ANZAC Park, Herbert Street

10:25am

Kandos

Community Hall, Angus Avenue

10:45am

Lithgow

Queen Elizabeth Park, Main Street

10:30am

Lyndhurst

Memorial Gates, Russart Street

11am

Manildra

Soldier’s Memorial Hall, Kiewa Street

10:30am

Millthorpe

Memorial Gates on Park Street at the entrance to Redmond Oval

7:30am

Molong

War Memorial at the Village Green

10:45am

Mudgee

Robertson Park Cenotaph, Market Street

10am

Oberon

Memorial Park, Cnr of Oberon and Dudley Street

10:55am

Orange

Robertson Park Cenotaph, Cnr of Lords Place and Summer Street

10:50am

Portland

War Memorial, Wolgan Street

10:45am

Stuart Town

War Memorial Gates

11am

Sunny Corner

Sunny Corner War Memorial, Dark Corner Road

10:50am

Wellington

Cameron Park Cenotaph, Nanima Crescent Corner of Percy Street

10:20am