On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the postwar decades.The Australian War Memorial, Remembrance Day
Vintage FM, along with the rest of Australia and New Zealand will stop our radio broadcast to observe a minute’s silence at 11am on the 11th of November 2019, to remember those who fought, died or suffered in all conflicts, past and present.
We’ve put together a list of Remembrance Day Services in the local area, Please let us know if you know of one that is not mentioned so we can add it.
Remembrance Day Services
Monday 11th November (unless otherwise stated)
Memory Park Woodriff St Penrith
10:30 AM – 12 PM
WW1 Memorial Bandstand in Victoria Park, Great Western Highway, St Marys
10.30am – 11.15am.
All in the community are very welcome to attend and participate. This year we will be reflecting on the human cost to St Marys of WW1 and the region’s recovery from those tragic years.
Sunday 10th November
Camden War Graves Area, within the Camden General Cemetery.
Monday 11th November
Within the Macarthur Gardens – the usual spot near the World War One Memorial Area
Please be seated by 10.10am.
Richmond War Memorial – 21 East Market St, Richmond
Refreshments available at the Sub-Branch after the service.
Kurrajong War Memorial
McQuade Park Windsor – Corner Hawkesbury Valley Way and George St, Windsor
Sunday 10 November
Colo War Memorial
Sunday 10 November
Freemans Reach War Memorial
A bus will leave the Windsor RSL Club at 8:00am to transport those members wishing to attend Colo and Freemans Reach services. After the services, members and guests are invited back to the Club for lunch and a few refreshments.