Remembrance Day 11/11/2018

11 Nov

Event Date
11 Nov
Event Time
10:45 am
Locality
Hunters Hill
Organiser Name
Hunters Hill RSL Sub Branch
Contact Number
0427 270 317
Venue Details
Hunters Hill RSL Sub Branch
Venue Address
56 Alexandra Street
Postcode
2110


A bit about this event

100 years ago…
“At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.”
10:45am on 11-11-2018 The Hunter’s Hill RSL Sub-Branch will host a
Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Day Service.
* Hunter’s Hill RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Wall, corner of Alexandra and Ady Streets, Hunter’s Hill.
* Reverend Michael Armstrong from All Saints’ Church will conduct the Liturgy of Remembrance.
* Our local school children from Hunter’s Hill Public School will be part of this Service, reciting their poems and laying a wreath.
* One of the students will play the ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ on his trumpet for the Service.
Morning Tea will be provided in the Memorial Hall following the Service.
All are welcome.
1700hrs or 5.00pm on 11-11-2018, at the Hunter’s Hill RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Wall
a lone Piper Richard Knight from Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band, will play Battles O’er song on his bagpipes.
This is an event promoted by the Pipe Band Association of Scotland, as part of a world wide event to mark the Centenary of Armistice.
5.00pm here will be 6.00am in the UK, marking the time the Armistice was signed.
All are welcome to come and listen to this significant song played on the bagpipes to mark the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice.
To mark the historic anniversary of the Centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War 62,000 handcrafted poppies are being displayed in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, each representing an Australian life lost during the First World War.