Remembrance Day at Walla Walla 2020

Walla Walla will have its annual Remembrance Day function at the Bi-Centennial Park on Wednesday November 11th, when similar functions will be held all over Australia. It is a time for remembering men and women, particularly those from our area, who heard the call to help preserve the traditions in our country, often at considerable sacrifice.

Everyone is welcome at this function, which will start at 10.30 a.m. and last about three quarters of an hour. No seating will be brought to the Park.

We had a very good attendance last year. Since attendances at RSL functions are growing in recent years, there could be a good attendance again this year. We will observe social distancing and hand sanitizing.

The program will consist of:

• Flag at half mast

• Welcome. Initial announcements

• Laying of wreaths

• Short talk about the significance of poppies, the date, the conflicts we remember on this day.

• Reading names and details of all Wal-la Walla people who went to war.

• Reciting the Ode.

• Bugle playing The Last Post

• One minute's silence at 11 a.m.

• Bugle playing Reveille

• Raising of the flag.

The flag will be lowered and removed at sunset, as the bugle plays The Last Post.

The person coordinating is RSL member Herb Simpfendorfer, with help from others.

 

When

  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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