ABOVE: Bruce McKenzie at the Kyogle Remembrance Day service last year. Photo: Susanna Freymark
In 1997 Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring November 11 as Remembrance Day.
Across the nation, there is a one-minute silence at 11am on November 11 each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.
If you want to attend a Remembrance Day service here’s what is happening.
Casino RSL sub branch
There will be a bugle call and flag protocols at the Mafeking Lamp at the roundabout on Walker and Barker streets.
Richmond Valley Council will put out the soldier silhouttes on the roundabout. This is not a public service.
The public are invited to Casino’s Military Museum for the main service at 10.45am where wreaths will be laid.
Woodburn Evans Head RSL sub-branch
There will be a small service at the centotaph next to the Woodburn Evans Head RSL Club at 10.30am followed by a minute’s silence at 11am.
Kyogle RSL sub-branch
The cenotaph is located in Kyogle’s Memorial Park and a service will be held there oat 10.45am. (we’re waiting for this to be confirmed by the sub-branch).
Bonalbo RSL sub-branch
At Bonalbo Memorial Park for the laying of wreaths from 10.30am.
There is no service this year.
For information about a service call 6634 1293.