Remembrance Day services in Guyra

Barnaby Joyce MP making the Commemorative Address on ANZAC Day this year
31st Oct 2023

Remembrance Day is Saturday, 11th November. The Guyra RSL sub-Branch will hold a brief Remembrance Day service at the Soldiers Memorial Hall in Bradley Street, commencing at 10.45am on Saturday, November 11th.
Members of the community are invited to attend as a show of respect for all our servicemen and women who served in all conflicts. Each year on this day, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11.00am in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
At 11.00am on 11th November 1918 the guns on the Western Front of World War I fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Germany called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the Allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.
During the period of the First World War, Australia’s population was 4 million which is now the population of Sydney. More than 600,000 of our young men signed up to fight for their country and homeland in the First World War.
Following the Remembrance Day service, members of the community are invited to proceed South along Bradley Street to celebrate the completion of the Guyra Garden Club’s Memorial Park project.
Hans Hietbrink