Re­mem­ber­ing those who served from Mer­ri­jig

Mansfield Courier - - Remembranc­e Day -

IT was a small but ded­i­cated crowd that at­tended the Mer­ri­jig Five Pines War Memo­rial on Sun­day to SD\ WULEXWH WR WKRVH ZKR PDGH WKH XOWLPDWH VDFUL¿FH RQ Re­mem­brance Day.

As Peter Howarth ex­plained to those gath­ered, Re­mem­brance Day was not a cel­e­bra­tion of spirit – like An­zac Day – but rather a time to re­spect and hon­our those who served.

Stu­dents from Mer­ri­jig Pri­mary School read the Ode, with Gee­long Gram­mar School mu­si­cians play­ing the last post on vi­o­lin – adding a haunt­ing ef­fect to the ser­vice.

PHOTO: Rhyll McCor­mack

SMALL BUT DED­I­CATED: The crowds at Re­mem­brance Day are al­ways smaller than those at An­zac ser­vices, but around 50 peo­ple still turned up to pay their re­spects at the Mer­ri­jig Five Pines War Memo­rial on Sun­day.

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