Crowd pauses to pay tribute

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
RSL vice president Les Liddington, president Eric Hall and 10th Light Horse Harvey Troop leader Brian Bevans gathered at the Harvey War Memorial last Monday to pay their respects on Remembrance Day.
Camera IconRSL vice president Les Liddington, president Eric Hall and 10th Light Horse Harvey Troop leader Brian Bevans gathered at the Harvey War Memorial last Monday to pay their respects on Remembrance Day. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

The local community gathered at Harvey War Memorial to pay their respects on Remembrance Day last Monday.

The service was attended by Harvey shire president Paul Gillett and Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre manager David Marshall, who was the master of ceremonies.

Harvey Primary School students also attended, laying a wreath at the Armistice Day plaque.

“Today is about memories and paying tribute to these people that fought for us and gave us the freedom we have today,” Harvey RSL vice-president Les Liddington said. “It is a day that means a lot to us and all diggers, and we remember and thank all members of our armed forces.”

On November 8, the RSL members sold poppies in the Harvey region and raised more than $2500.

RSL president Eric Hall said holding the service in Harvey was an honour.

“We are only a small sub branch that meet up about six times a year, so any money we can raise we really appreciate,” Mr Hall said.

The newly formed 10th Light Horse Harvey Troop participated in the Remembrance Day cere-mony for the first time.

“The troop is now working closely with the RSL,” trooper Brian Bevans said. “We are only new and we are always looking for new members to join us in keeping the history of Harvey alive.”

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