Harvey and Waroona to host remembrance day services at each of the towns’ memorials

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Kasper JohansenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
RSL vice president Les Liddington addresses the crowd of more than 200 people.
Camera IconRSL vice president Les Liddington addresses the crowd of more than 200 people.

On the 11th hour of the 11th month each year the world is silent for one minute to honour the men and women who served their countries during World War I.

Harvey residents will be able to commemorate the event as a community with a service, due to be held at the Harvey War Memorial.

Before the minute’s silence residents can expect a flag raising, national anthem, prayer, presentation by Harvey Senior High School students and a keynote address, followed by the wreath laying and ode.

Harvey RSL special functions committee chair Laurie Fraser said this was his first year running the Remembrance Day ceremony and he was expecting a big turnout.

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It’s a significant event and it’s been going on since 1918, it’s a chance for Australia to remember and that’s the purpose of it.

Laurie Fraser

“I think there are very few towns in Australia that do not have a memorial which commenced from World War 1.

“It’s open to the public and we ask that if the public intend on coming that they are seated by 10.15am so we can start by 10.25.”

Brunswick Junction residents who want to commemorate this Remembrance Day are directed to attend Harvey’s service in lieu of the town not hosting a service of its own.

A Centenary of Armistice commemoration will be the focus of Waroona’s Remembrance Day service this year.

The town’s Remembrance Day service will take place at the Waroona War Memorial from 10.45am to 11.30am. Organisations that want to lay a wreath during the service are asked to contact the Waroona-Hamel RSL.

Remembrance Day will take place this Thursday and services will be held across the South West.

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