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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DCSCA attends Centenary Armistic Day ceremony

The Drysdale, Clifton Springs & Curlewis Association (DCSCA) was invited to be among the wreath-layers at the Centenary Armistice Day ceremony at the Drysdale cenotaph on Sunday 11 November.

The ceremony was organised and run by the Drysdale sub-branch of the Returned Services League (RSL) and between them, sub-branch President Geoff Zanker and Secretary Bob Brown ran a tight ship that enabled those present to observe a minute's silence at 11.00am.

In an especially poignant part of the ceremony, to the soft chiming of a gong, Bob Brown read out the name of each local person who had died, while local primary school children walked forward carrying a photograph of the person or, if none was available, a photo of the badge of their regiment.

DCSCA President Mercedes Drummond joined representatives from local service clubs and associations in laying a wreath to commemorate those who have lost their lives in Australia's armed forces, while around 150 people looked on. This memorial ceremony is held annually, but it has special significance this year, as November 11 2018 is one hundred years to the day since the Armistice was signed that ended World War 1.

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