Armistice cen­te­nary marked

Dalby Herald - - BEST OF THE WEST -

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.”

PHOTO: FILE

ARMISTICE OF HOPE AND JOY: RSL sub-branch pres­i­dent Ge­orge Dono­hue gives an ad­dress at a Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

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