11 am, 11/11/11

November 19, 2011

Remembrance Day, November 11, has, for the past 93 years, been a very significant day in Australia. While it is the anniversary of the day bushranger, Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880, and the dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975, the day is particularly remembered for the end of World War I, Armistice  Day.

Bingara RSL Sub Branch member, Lloyd Fullerton, and in the back-ground, Jill Smith, representing the Bingara United Hospitals Auxiliary, ready to lay wreaths at the Memorial Service on Friday, November 11.

This year, shortly before the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we added another 11, the 11th year of this century and about 40 people representing RSL and other service organisations, Council, the Bingara Central School, and members of the public, gathered for a short ceremony culminating in one minute’s silence in remembrance of men and women who were killed in defence of Australia, in World War I, at present in Afghanistan, and all theatres of war in between.

The ceremony was conducted by RSL Sub Branch President, David Young, with prayers led by Rev. Brian Darbyshire.Rick Hutton and Patti Steiger led the singing of the National Anthem.