Remembrance Day ceremony in Whyalla


TIME TO REMEMBER: Mayor Clare McLaughlin at last year's Remembrance Day ceremony with husband Greg Coulter, Council CEO Chris Cowley and Deputy Mayor Rick Santucci. Picture: Whyalla News

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin will be attending Monday's Remembrance Day ceremony to lay a wreath and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers, past service people and those still defending our country.

Mayor McLaughlin said it was one of the more moving ceremonies she attends as the city leader and she urged everyone to pay their respects at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day (Monday November 11).

“Remembrance Day is a special day in Whyalla with our proud history of military service,” Mayor McLaughlin said.

“Many brave Whyalla men and women have defended our country throughout the years and many of them paid the ultimate price.

“Remembrance Day is the day we, as Whyalla residents who enjoy the freedom so hard won by these men and women, can remember them.

“It is also a day to think of those still serving in our military services.”

The sacrifice made by those Australian soldiers in all wars and conflicts will be remembered at the Whyalla Returned Services League (RSL) Sub-Branch Remembrance Day service.

The service will mark 101 years since the end of World War I, with veterans and present day soldiers alike encouraged to attend along with the community.

It will start 10:45am at the Memorial Oval gates on the corner of Bradford and Wileman Street. The minute's silence will be held at 11am to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

After the service all attending are invited back to Whyalla RSL Clubrooms on Essington Lewis Avenue for a drink, a chat, and something to eat.

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