Service moved

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 02-Nov-2017

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There is a change to the location of the Bendigo Remembrance service.

Due to the renovations under way at the Soldiers Memorial Institute on Pall Mall and the Bendigo Fountain adjacent to the Cenotaph, this year’s service will be held at the Bendigo District RSL Complex, 73-75 Havilah Road, Bendigo on Saturday, November 11 starting at 10.40am.

Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch secretary Lisa Gellatly said the one minute of silence observed at 11am on the 11th month of the year is a tradition when the vast majority of Australians will pause and dwell upon a name and remember a mate.

“Remembrance Day provides many opportunities for veterans and families to seek links to their heritage and to ensure the ideals of peace and freedom gained by the supreme sacrifice is never forgotten,” she said. 

“Today the RSL remembers solemnly and with gratitude, the men and women of the Australian Defence Forces who have given their lives in the many wars and conflicts that have affected us in the past century.”  

We remember those who fought and suffered in the World war I and we remember in particular the thinning ranks of those who fought in the World War II.  We remember the wars and conflicts that followed and we feel the realness of the sacrifices given by our Defence Forces.”  

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