Community is urged to celebrate historic day

Australian flags will be proudly waved on Remembrance Day

Narrabri Public School students

Narrabri Public School is holding a Remembrance service on Friday morning. Yesterday, Australian flags were held high in a practice for Sunday’s event - back row from left, Isabella Hackett, Isabella Suckling, Lara Sunderland, Noah Teer, next row Ali Asad, Charlie Baker, Ahsan Asad, next row, Brielle Bourke, Hunter Miners, Annalise Hamblin, Caleb Loder, Maimuna Safia, next row, Matthew Ridley, Tina Ou, Annaliese Berney, Jackson Hayne, front row, Ruby Cain, Nathaniel Smith, August Downs and Ryan Anderson.

Remembrance Day, on Sunday, November 11, is a historic day for Narrabri district community, Australia and the world.

Sunday marks the centenary of the Armistice, the official end of World War 1, a conflict which brought unprecedented destruction of lives and communities and affected every Australian family between 1914 and 1918 and for decades after.

Narrabri RSL sub branch, community organisations, schools and families are planning to make Remembrance Day 2018 a celebratory event reflecting the euphoria and relief that the war was over.

Major commemoration events are planned around the world.

Narrabri RSL sub branch president Gary Mason has encouraged the Narrabri Shire community to participate in the parade and attend the memorial ceremony, beginning at 10.40am and culminating at 11am, the hour when the guns officially fell silent and the war was declared over.

‘It is an occasion for remembrance of those who served and died but also an occasion for community celebration” Mr Mason said.

Narrabri RSL sub branch is encouraging the community to join in Sunday’s Remembrance Day observance as an occasion for celebration. The sub branch will distribute 1500 Australian flags for Remembrance Day parade spectators and memorial service participants to wave on Sunday. Community organisations and individuals and all schools have been invited to take part in the parade and service.