On this day Currumbin Palm Beach RSL reflects on our national losses from all wars and conflicts that have occurred during the last century and the freedoms all Australians enjoy as a result of their past service to their country.
The Clubs Remembrance Day service offers the ‘Cross of Remembrance’ ceremony.
Commencing at 9.45am sharp at the Club’s cenotaph and led by the 213 Squadron Air Force Cadets, members of the community are invited to place a Cross of Remembrance in a formal tribute to the headstone of the Unknown Soldier.
The small white cross with a poppy attached is symbolic for those who have lost a loved one during war or conflict, the ‘Cross of Remembrance’ and the ‘Poppy Replacement’ ceremony is a way to reflect and remember those that gave their life for their country.
The Cenotaph Service will then commence at 10:30 am with the positioning and “Taking Post” of the Ceremonial Parties onto the Cenotaph followed by the formal proceedings which lead up to “The Bell Tolls” for the Eleventh Hour on our day of Remembrance and the Bugler playing of the “Last Post”.
The Remembrance Service will conclude at approximately 11:40 am with the “Releasing of the white Doves” for peace on earth and the traditional Albert Battery “Volley Fire of Remembrance” for “Fallen Comrades” out of respect for our own, who have fallen before this day.
Currumbin RSL Chairman Ron Workman OAM says, “This day is for the community to reflect on those that gave their lives for us to be where we are today, living in peace, freedom, and in the most beautiful place on earth”.
The Australian Light Horsemen will also be in attendance and will accompany special guests.
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