Armistice centenary marked
THE Charleville RSL Sub-branch will hold a Remembrance Day commemoration service on Sunday, November 11 at the cenotaph in the town hall grounds, starting at 10.45am.
The day will mark 100 years since a ceasefire was declared at 11am on November 11, 1918, that brought World War I to an end.
We were half a world away here in Australia and the news had to be transmitted by telegraph.
Even so, news of the Armistice reached every town and city in Australia within hours.
It’s hard to imagine how it must have felt to know the war was over, but you can get a sense by reading some of the articles published by papers such as the Brisbane Courier.
“Men and women, ordinarily dignified citizens, flung dignity to the winds, and joined the processions of flags, or of tin can bands, and sang and cheered, and marched up and down the streets.”
ARMISTICE OF HOPE AND JOY: RSL sub-branch president George Donohue gives an address at a Remembrance Day service.