Yass’ Centenary Remembrance Day service is on this Sunday at 10.40am, outside of Yass Soldiers’ Memorial Hall. Members of the public are asked to arrive no later than 10.30am for a prompt start.
The newly enhanced cenotaph, in front of the hall, will be at the centre of this year’s service, held by the Yass RSL Sub-Branch.
The 2018 Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918. This will be commemorated by the unveiling of the recently erected granite wall, around the stone monument.
“Australia paid a heavy price for its involvement in the First World War, in terms of lives lost and casualties,” Yass RSL Sub-Branch Honorary Secretary John Heggart said. “More than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.”
“The First World War had a significant impact on our country that is still felt today, not least the birth of the Anzacs and the Anzac spirit,” he said.
Members of the Yass RSL Sub-Branch, Yass Soldiers’ Club, Yass Valley Council and local federal member, The Hon Mike Kelly AM MP will be at the service.