LEST WE FOR­GET

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - JAMES KITTO

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.

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