ON NOVEMBER 11 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous fighting where more than 330,000 Australians served, resulting in more than 62,000 deaths.
Sadly, more wars were to follow. We have now lost more than 102,888 of our serving Australians.
Now, 102 years on, Remembrance Day remains a time to pay tribute to all men and women who have served and are still serving, and to remember those who have died or suffered in conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations.
This Remembrance Day Service in Leeton will be limited due to the restrictions of COVID-19. The Sub-branch will hold their service and the town siren will sound at 11am. A minute's silence will follow for us all to stop and to remember.
Those who wish to lay flowers on the cenotaph are encouraged to do so throughout the day, keeping in mind the COVID-19 safe rules.
Our auxiliary continue to gather on first Friday of the month at the Soldiers Club for lunch. The next gathering will be November 6 at 1pm.
At the last Sub-branch meeting it was decided to return the meetings to Wednesday evenings again, starting at 6pm on November 4, with the executive to meet prior at 5pm.
Dinner will follow for those who wish to stay.
The visit from RSL NSW to give a presentation on RSL NSW Strategic Plan, was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Details on the plan are available online with an avenue for member submissions.
Members who have paid their subscriptions are reminded that new membership cards have arrived and are available from Soldiers Club front desk.
Our monthly coffee mornings continue on the third Saturday of the month at 10am with October being at the Golden Apple, then November at The Hungry Fox.