Esperance re­mem­bers

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Joanna De­la­lande

The Esperance com­mu­nity will gather at the town’s Re­turned and Ser­vices League Me­mo­rial Park on Sun­day morn­ing in re­mem­brance of the sol­diers who fought in World War I.

The ser­vice will kick off at 10.45am, with RSL Esperance sub branch pres­i­dent Shane Miller per­form­ing the open­ing ad­dress.

The Esperance Brass Band, the 503 Esperance Army Cadets, the com­mu­nity choir, Fa­ther Frank Roe and lo­cal singers will par­tic­i­pate in the com­mem­o­ra­tions.

The 10th Light Horse Esperance Troop will also fea­ture in the ser­vice.

The town will join the rest of the world in two min­utes of si­lence at 11am.

Mr Miller said as well as the cer­e­mony, which would fin­ish with a lun­cheon at the Ro­tary Club with pro­ceeds to be do­nated to the RSL, Walk of Re­mem­brance ban­ners dis­played by the Shire of Esperance would pay spe­cial trib­ute to the lo­cal men who fought in the war.

He said while those in the know re­alised this year’s Re­mem­brance Day events were spe­cial in that they marked 100 years since the World War I Armistice, not ev­ery­one would be aware of its sig­nif­i­cance.

He said he would be mak­ing ref­er­ence to the 100 years in his ad­dress, in front of what he es­ti­mated would be a 250 to 300-strong crowd.

“I think it’s re­ally im­por­tant to re­ally think about these an­niver­saries be­cause these peo­ple fought for us, they fought for Aus­tralia in the Great War,” he said.

The Me­mo­rial Park carpark will be shut from 10.30am due to the pres­ence of the 10th Light Horse Esperance Troop.

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