Re­mem­brance Day marked

Geraldton Guardian - - REMEMBRANCE DAY - Adam Poulsen

To­day is the day when we need vol­un­teers to make ac­tive in-per­son col­lec­tions. Ken Mor­ris

Ger­ald­ton will host sev­eral events in the lead-up to Re­mem­brance Day, which will this year mark a cen­tury since the end of World War I.

The Ger­ald­ton City RSL sub­branch will to­day hold its ma­jor an­nual fundraiser, Poppy Day.

Vice-pres­i­dent Ken Mor­ris said mem­bers had been busy dis­tribut­ing pop­pies and col­lec­tion tins at lo­cal schools and busi­nesses.

“To­day is the day when we need vol­un­teers to make ac­tive in-per­son col­lec­tions at venues around the town,” he said.

“If you are able to help out, even if only for a few hours, please con­tact me or pres­i­dent Steve But­ler on 0439 675 733.” To­mor­row, Ger­ald­ton Golf Club will host a Re­mem­brance Day Char­ity Golf Day, or­gan­ised by Mid­west Hyundai and the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton.

Money raised will go to Sol­dier On Aus­tralia, a char­ity that sup­ports ser­vice­men and women af­fected by phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal in­juries dur­ing their ser­vice.

The event will run from 9am­noon, fol­lowed by a din­ner and char­ity auc­tion.

Troops from the Aus­tralian Army Re­serve’s Pil­bara Reg­i­ment will at­tend the event. They will also at­tend an evening Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice at Northamp­ton RSL Club to­mor­row evening, and Sun­day ser­vices in Don­gara and Ger­ald­ton, where they will man an armed es­cort and lay a wreath.

Ger­ald­ton’s Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice will be held on Sun­day at the Olive Street Re­serve World War I Me­mo­rial at 10.40am, fol­lowed by a lunch at Bird­wood House.

Shut­tle buses will leave Bird­wood House for the me­mo­rial be­tween 9.15am and 10.20am.

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