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Air cadet Kaden Driller stands guard dur­ing a Hor­sham Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice on Satur­day. Wim­mera, Mallee and Grampians com­mu­ni­ties joined na­tional com­mem­o­ra­tion ser­vices to re­flect on the Aus­tralian lives lost dur­ing armed con­flict. Re­mem­brance Day ac­tiv­i­ties were many and var­ied. Dim­boola Ma­sonic Lodge, for ex­am­ple, opened its doors to the pub­lic for a pre­sen­ta­tion of the ‘Cer­e­mony of the Va­cant Chair’. Lodge of­fi­cers laid wreaths at the foot of the ‘va­cant chair’, draped with the Aus­tralian Flag, in hon­our of all fallen ser­vice­men and women. Peo­ple from Don­ald, War­rackn­abeal, Hor­sham, Hopetoun, Dim­boola and Nhill were present at the cer­e­mony, in­clud­ing RSL rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Nhill, Hopetoun and Dim­boola. Af­ter the pre­sen­ta­tion, guest speaker Pam Cup­per, co-au­thor with husband Philip Tay­lor of the book ‘Gal­lipoli... a Bat­tle­field Guide’, spoke about ex­pe­ri­ences in the years of re­search­ing ma­te­rial for the book.

Pic­ture: PAUL CARRACHER

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