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Remembrance Day

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REMEMBRANCE DAY - 11th NOVEMBER - marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence, observed at the 11th HOUR of the 11th DAY of the 11th MONTH in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
HISTORY ?...The moment in 1918 when hostilities ceased was originally named Armistice Day, becoming a time when allied nations honoured the brave sacrifices made by all who fought and lost their lives during the First World War. At the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments renamed November 11 Remembrance Day to mark and remember all who have fallen in times of war. The ritual of observing one minute of silence was first proposed by Australian journalist Edward Honey in 1918 and continues to be universally practiced on Remembrance Day each year.
RED POPPY ? ...During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to bloom in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. In soldier\'s folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground, making the poppy symbolic of the bloodshed in trench warfare.
Hornsby RSL Sub-Branch conducts the REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE at Hornsby Cenotaph each year on November 11 commencing 10:55am.
In adverse weather conditions, the service will be held in the War Memorial Hall, 2 High St, Hornsby.
Those wishing to lay wreaths please contact the Secretary of the Hornsby Sub-Branch.

Other RSL NSW Branch Commemorative Events

Listed below are other RSL NSW Branch commemorations and events that are held outside of the Hornsby area that may be of interest to our members.

For the full list of RSL NSW Branch Commemorative events please refer to the 2019 NSW Commemoration & Events Calendar

V.P. Day Commemorations will be held on August 15 at the Cenotaph, Martin Place @ 11.00am & the Kokoda Track Walkway @ 2.00pm. VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.
V.P. Day Commemorations will be held on August 15 at the Kokoda Track Walkway @ 2.00pm and at the Cenotaph, Martin Place @ 11.00am VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.
On 18 August, at 7am, a ‘Stand To’ service will be held at the Australian War Memorial. A national Vietnam War commemorative service will be held later that morning at the Australian Vietnam Forces Memorial on Anzac Parade in Canberra.The DVA has apparently offered to pay for veterans of the Battle of Long Tan, (and spouse/partner) to attend the Commemorative Service in Canberra on 18th August, 2016. If you believe you qualify please contact Phil Buttigieg at philbut1@optusnet.com.au
Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration Service will be held on Thursday 18th August commencing 10.30am at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, where 108 brave young men from D Company 6RAR resisted an attack of 1,500–2,500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops.
The Battle for Australia Commemoration Service will take place at 11:00am on Wednesday 7th September 2017 at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney
The UN Commemoration Service will take place at the Cenotaph, Martin Place - 11.00am, 24 October. This date has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
The Kokoda Day Flag Raising Ceremony will be held on November 3, commencing 10:30am at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Rhodes Park, Concord.
Hornsby RSL War Memorial Hall 2017

Postal Address:

Honorary Secretary
Hornsby RSL Sub-Branch
War Memorial Hall
2 High Street
HORNSBY NSW 2077

Telephone:

Office Telephone/Fax: 02 9476 6680

Email:

Email: info@hornsbyrslsubbranch.com

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Welfare Phone: 02 9485 3204

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Youth Club Phone: 02 9476 6689

Youth Club Email: youthclub@hornsbyrslsubbranch.com

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