Remembrance Day marked
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.