Vet­er­ans moved by re­spect

Melville Times - - #Snapperth - Picture: Martin Ken­nealey

Vet­er­ans Har­vey Everett, Craig Chap­man and Ken Hall. GOOSE­BUMPS is what Craig Chap­man says he experiences when he re­counts the re­spect shown to Aus­tralian ser­vice­men and ser­vice­women on Re­mem­brance Day.

The Ap­ple­cross RSL pres­i­dent and his col­leagues are pre­par­ing two lo­cal trib­utes to mark the an­niver­sary of the end of World War I, which con­cluded on Novem­ber 11, 1918.

One will in­clude stalls set up at Gar­den City, al­low­ing peo­ple to buy pop­pies.

An an­nounce­ment will be made over the shop­ping cen­tre’s PA sys­tem at 10.55am, ex­plain­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the mo­ment.

It will be fol­lowed at 11am by the Last Post and a minute si­lence.

The sec­ond tribute will be held at the Wire­less Hill war memo­rial.

A full ser­vice will get un­der way at 10.30am.

Mr Chap­man said the turnout last year was an im­pres­sive 350 peo­ple.

He hoped it would be a sim­i­lar story in 2017.

“We re­ally value the pub­lic’s sup­port,” he said.

“See­ing peo­ple stand to at­ten­tion and the re­spect shown is very mov­ing.

“I get goose­bumps just think­ing about it.”

The Wire­less Hill war memo­rial is on Tele­funken Drive, Ar­dross.­mu­ni­ d475841

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