Re­mem­brance of Ar­mistice

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Ja­son Men­nell

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.

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