100 years since the Ar­mistice

Ser­vices held across the re­gion

The Observer - - NEWS - MARK ZITA Mark.Zita@glad­sto­neob­server.com.au

SER­VICES will be held across Aus­tralia to­mor­row to com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of the Ar­mistice agree­ment which ended World War I.

On No­vem­ber 11 1918 at 11am, an ar­mistice agree­ment be­tween the Al­lied forces and Ger­many was signed to of­fi­cially end the war.

The sign­ing of the ar­mistice lead to the cre­ation of a for­mal peace treaty six months later, the Treaty of Ver­sailles, which was signed by then Prime Min­is­ter Billy Hughes and Deputy PM Joseph Cook.

Glad­stone RSL Sub-Branch sec­re­tary Peter Young said the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices were a tra­di­tion that would be ob­served through­out Aus­tralia.

“We re­mem­ber all those who died for Aus­tralia in all wars,” Mr Young said.

“To date, there have been more than 102,000 who died on ac­tive ser­vice for Aus­tralia. Over 61,000 died dur­ing the Great War.”

The Glad­stone RSL will hold com­mem­o­ra­tions at An­zac Park at 10.40am, but Mr Young said peo­ple should be as­sem­bled at the park by 10.30am. “All cit­i­zens are in­vited to at­tend the ser­vice and those who wish to lay wreath are wel­come.” Ser­vices will be held across the re­gion.

Photo: Paul Braven

COM­MEM­O­RA­TIONS: Re­mem­brance Day 2015 at An­zac Park, Glad­stone.

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