.

By Kath Gannaway

At cenotaphs and memorials across the Yarra Valley, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, people fell silent in memory of those who have died in war.
In the lead-up to the centenary of the WWI armistice next year, guest speakers at RSL sub-branch memorials at Wandin Yallock, Yarra Junction, Healesville, Marysville, Yarra Glen, and Lilydale reflected on significant 1917 battles including Beersheeba and Bullecourt, and the on the 75th year anniversaries of El Elamein and the Kokoda Campaign in WWII.
The Remembrance ceremonies were marked with the laying of wreaths, the placing of poppies, and the reading of the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ and the reply ‘We Shall Keep the Faith’.
As with Anzac Day, the involvement of schools and community groups recognised the impact of the loss of thousands of young lives on small, rural communities throughout Australia’s history of involvement in war.

Comments are closed.

More News

State Opposition Leader Matthew Guy offered his support to Yarra Valley strawberry farmers and pledged a bi-partisan approach to the ...

There’s an energy building as artists across the Yarra Valley prepare for three huge weekends that will make up ...

Badger Weir Picnic Ground is still closed awaiting repairs, two years after storms tore through the site. Eildon MP Cindy ...

Strawberries are in the news for all the wrong reasons at the moment but there is a simple message from ...

Healesville’s Four Pillars Distillery will become the first business to take advantage of the new Environmental Upgrade Agreement program ...

Yering Primary School students are enjoying their new cubby house, thanks to a blending of student manpower and expertise from ...

Latest Sport

The Rally Championship and the Victorian Club Rally Series were held in the Toolangi forest on Sunday 16 September. The predicted ...

The Warburton Golf Club competitors had another tough day for scoring on Wednesday 12 September. Kevin Conway headed the field with ...

In a packed 12-race program on Sunday, Healesville Greyhound Racing Club hosted the annual Healesville Cup. The $25,000 winner’s ...