LEST WE FORGET
THE 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I was commemorated at two events in the Derwent Valley at the weekend.
An Armistice Ball was held at the Lachlan Hall on Saturday night, with more than 70 guests turning out for a night of song and dance.
Organiser Tony Nicholson said the evening was a special way for Derwent Valley residents and guests from afar to pay their respects to the fallen.
“It was a very successful evening and the program commemorating World War I, which included a supper, was fantastic,” he said.
“A highlight of the night was the message conveyed to the audience which was prepared from official history broadcasting that terms had been negotiated to have an armistice on the 11th hour 100 years ago.”
A large number of people turned out to the main Remembrance Day service at the New Norfolk Cenotaph on Sunday morning.
Derwent Valley Mayor Ben Shaw, who laid a wreath at the ceremony, said it was the biggest crowd he had seen in New Norfolk for a Remembrance Day event.
The commemorations were followed by a light lunch at the George St RSL Club.