Don’t for­get, Remembrance Day ser­vice is on Fri­day

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

THIS year, Heath­cote’s tra­di­tional Remembrance Day ser­vice will be con­ducted early, on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, in or­der to pro­vide the best op­por­tu­nity for Heath­cote res­i­dents, schools and clergy to at­tend, and also to sup­port other events in Bendigo on Sun­day. By con­duct­ing the Remembrance Day ser­vice on Fri­day, it is hoped that our lo­cal pri­mary schools will be able to at­tend with the max­i­mum number of stu­dents, which the lo­cal RSL sub-branch says is im­por­tant in con­vey­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the oc­ca­sion to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Ser­vices will com­mence in Heath­cote RSL Hall at 10am, with wreath lay­ing at the Heath­cote Ceno­taph from 10.45am. Com­mu­nity and per­sonal wreaths are most wel­come. There will be a guest speaker from the ADF, and light re­fresh­ments avail­able af­ter­wards.

On Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, Heath­cote RSL will pro­vide com­pli­men­tary buses to depart from the front of the Hall at 8.45am to trans­port vet­er­ans and com­mu­nity mem­bers to Bendigo for the re-en­act­ment of the ‘Wel­come Home March’, com­menc­ing at 9.45am from the Bendigo Town Hall. Events will cul­mi­nate with com­mem­o­ra­tion ser­vices at the Sol­diers Me­mo­rial be­fore mov­ing to the Bendigo RSL and re­turn­ing back to Heath­cote by bus from about 2pm.

Ad­di­tion­ally, in Heath­cote and Bendigo, churches, other com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and the pub­lic are en­cour­aged to ‘Ring a Bell to Re­mem­ber’. At 11.10am, bells across the dis­trict will ring out to com­mem­o­rate the sign­ing of the Armistice.

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