Hundreds to reflect on war
PEOPLE will stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by Australian service personnel at the South Perth War Memorial on Friday .
South Perth RSL president Alan Stringer said he expected between 150 to 200 people to attend the Remembrance Day service.
“We have about 800 people at the Anzac Day services but we usually get around 200 for the Remembrance Day services,” he said. “The Mayor (Sue Doherty) will welcome the dignitaries and then people will be called on to lay wreaths.
“We have kids from the Como Primary School choir singing and then we will invite everyone for morning tea at the council building; it’s usually a very short service.”
Mr Stringer said he reflected on the tragedy of World War I during Remembrance Day.
“The day is about the end of hostilities during World War I but for me it is a reminder that we should end all hostilities,” he said.
“The war was a massacre and the introduction of machineguns changed everything.
“Guys would charge out of the trenches and get shot down.”
Alan Stringer and David Menzies beside the South Perth Memorial, where a service will be held on Friday.