An in­ter­na­tional trib­ute

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT - ~ De­niliquin RSL Sub-Branch sec­re­tary John Har­ris.

Hun­dreds of pipers across Aus­tralia are pre­par­ing for their role in the in­ter­na­tional com­mem­o­ra­tion of the cen­te­nary of the Armistice that ended the fight­ing in WWI at 11am, Novem­ber 11, 1918.

De­niliquin will be a part of this global com­mem­o­ra­tion, as Piper Graeme Stew­art has regis­tered with Pipe Bands Aus­tralia, his in­ten­tion of pip­ing ‘Bat­tle’s O’er’ at the De­niliquin Ceno­taph at 5pm on Sun­day.

Graeme is a reg­u­lar and very im­por­tant con­trib­u­tor to the suc­cess of De­niliquin’s An­zac Day and Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices each year and will join with other pipers and massed Scot­tish bands through­out Aus­tralia and the world to be a part of the ‘Bat­tle’s O’er’ trib­ute.

‘Bat­tle’s O’er’ was com­posed in me­mory of the sac­ri­fices of the 2000 Scot­tish pipers who were killed in WWI.

At 5pm Sun­day in NSW, ACT, Vic­to­ria and Tasmania, 4pm in Queens­land, 2pm WA and 4.30pm in South Aus­tralia and North­ern Ter­ri­tory, at 133 lo­ca­tions across Aus­tralia, bands and pipers will syn­chro­nise with oth­ers across the world, to play ‘Bat­tle’s O’er’ at the ex­act time of day that the Armistice came in to ef­fect 100 years ago.

The De­niliquin RSL Sub-Branch in­vites any­one who would like to be part of this his­toric oc­ca­sion to be at the Ceno­taph to lis­ten to Graeme’s ren­di­tion of ‘Bat­tle’s O’er.’

Graeme will also play at the 11am Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

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