The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month will mark the 98th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice signifying the end of World War One. This dates marks the ceasefire ending World War I. It was a war in which more than 60,000 Australian men and women were killed.
It is at this time that our nation pauses to acknowledge with sadness the extraordinary loss these young nations, Australia and New Zealand, suffered as a result of this Great War. We remember the sacrifices made by these men and women so that we can live in what we class to be the luckiest country in the world. Lest we forget.
Each year Currumbin RSL and the Currumbin Palm Beach Sub Branch reflect on our national losses from all wars and conflicts that have occurred during the last century and in doing so acknowledge the extraordinary obligations that have fallen upon young Australians in pursuit of world peace.
“On behalf of Currumbin Palm Beach RSL, I extend an invitation to the community to be with us on this day, to lay a Cross of Remembrance and reflect on the past efforts of those who gave their lives for us to be where we are today, living in peace, in the most beautiful country on earth.” Sincere Regards, Ron Workman OAM, President Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch.
The service takes place in the Currumbin RSL Memorial Gardens on Friday November 11, 2016
If you wish to place a cross for the first time on Remembrance Day, contact the Veterans’ Support Centre on 07 5559 5022, so a name card may be prepared for the family member you wish to commemorate. A cross is provided on the day. This is a free service.
9:30am Formal commencement of Remembrance Day
9:45am The Cross of Remembrance Ceremony
10am Remembrance Day Cenotaph Ceremony
11:10am Releasing of White Doves