A TIME TO REMEMBER
Sunday will mark 100 years since the end of World War I with Harvey’s RSL planning to give thanks and respect to all service men and women.
Harvey RSL president and national serviceman from the Vietnam War Eric Hall said the day was important to all diggers.
“It’s a case of respect really, full stop,” Mr Hall said.
“Remembrance Day, of course, is 100 years since the end of World War I so we do expect a pretty good gathering there.
“We hope it’s a good day... it means a lot to us and all diggers.”
Mr Hall said the RSL would be selling poppies on Friday ahead of Remembrance Day commemorations at 10.40am at the Harvey War Memorial on Sunday.
“We are a small sub branch and at one stage there we almost disbanded because we didn’t have the members but we have picked up members over the last few years,” Mr Hall said.
“We’re still going and we’ve got the best memorial in the country.”
Secretary/treasurer for both Harvey RSL and Harvey Red Cross Trish Rumball said the day was also significant for the women who served or stayed behind during WWI.
“We always lay a wreath and wear our red jackets, so we look quite spectacular when we’re all sitting in our bright red jackets,” Mrs Rumball said.
“They were only young boys, a lot of them that went, so to have the female side of it, the gentleness and the caring, would have done a great service.”
We’re still going and we’ve got the best memorial in the country, RSL president Eric Hall
RSL member Mark Stuchbury, president Eric Hall and Anzac Day ceremony official John Harrison-Brown stand with the new Armistice Day plaque.