Day of Remembrance

REMEMBER: RSL President Kevin Higgins points to a tribute to his Great Aunt Roselina Higgins, who served as a Staff Nurse in World War I.

REMEMBER: RSL President Kevin Higgins points to a tribute to his Great Aunt Roselina Higgins, who served as a Staff Nurse in World War I.

The Whyalla Returned Services League will mark 100 years since the signing of the Armstice that ended hostilities in World War I with a Remembrance Day service on Sunday.

Residents are invited to attend the 100-year Commemoration Service at 10:45am in front of the Memorial 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 the recently-renovated RSL Clubrooms on Essington Lewis Avenue for a drink, a chat, and something to eat.

Those attending are welcome to contribute a gold coin donation.

Following the end of World War II the Australian and British governments agreed that the focus of the day should be on all those who died in service of their country during conflict.

RSL President Kevin Higgins said Remembrance Day recognises soldiers who lost their lives in conflicts such as WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and those who are still serving in the Army today.

“I’m hoping the Army will bring some soldiers down to participate,” he said.

Father Jim Monaghan will running the service on the day.

The RSL will be selling merchandise at the Westlands Shopping Centre on Thursday, November 8.