First Remembrance Day ceremony at Merrijig

ANOTHER SERVICE: The Merrijig Five Pines Memorial Site will be utilised this November for a Remembrance Day ceremony, to complement its popular Anzac Day line-up. Pictured are Peter and Jan Howarth, Georgie Deyell, Steve Shrenick, Steve Bell, Greg Coombs, Noel Willaton and Jim Blundell following the restoration works, completed earlier this year.

THE Merrijig War Memorial will host its first official Remembrance Day ceremony this November.

Long known for its popular Anzac Day ceremonies, which often attracts as many onlookers as the Mansfield ceremony, Merrijig will this year offer a short service and tree planting on November 11.

The Merrijig War Memorial underwent a massive facelift earlier this year, and the Remembrance Day ceremony would be a further opportunity to not only remember those who have gone before, but also to utilise this impressive community asset.

The day will commence at 10.45am, with people asked to observe two minutes’ silence at 11am.

Following the service there will be a planting of Lone Pine trees and refreshments.

Remembrance Day was formerly known as Armistice Day – originally to mark the truce being struck that led to the ending of World War One.

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