Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - Sam Gibbs

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

Pic­ture: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

RSL mem­ber Mark Stuch­bury, pres­i­dent Eric Hall and An­zac Day cer­e­mony of­fi­cial John Har­ri­son-Brown stand with the new Ar­mistice Day plaque.

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