Remembrance of Armistice
A special commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I is planned for Remembrance Day in KalgoorlieBoulder tomorrow.
The event will include a partial re-enactment of the scenes of the day, when City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler will deliver the same Armistice speech from the balcony of the Mechanics Institute as given when former mayor Bernard Leslie broke news of the Armistice on November 11, 1918.
The event will start just before 10am, with the Goldfields Brass Band and the Two Up, Two Down Community Choir providing music reminiscent of the time.
After Mr Bowler’s speech, Returned and Services League members, navy, army and air force cadets and a cenotaph party will march to the Kalgoorlie War Memorial for a service, to be led by Kalgoorlie RSL sub-branch president Robyn Steenbach.
Schoolchildren representing the 52 soldiers who died from the initial Goldfields contingent of 187 will be invited to hang a plaque commemorating the fallen men from the fence surrounding the cenotaph.
At 11am the RSL Boulder subbranch will hold a service at the war memorial in Loopline Park.
The service will include a wreath-laying ceremony and speeches by Vietnam veteran Vic Dale and Boulder RSL president Jan LeBrun.