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April 15, 2021

RSL: Remember to remember

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Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the peace agreement that ended WW1 at 11am on 11 November 1918.  It is a time for all to remember and honour the memory of all those the men and women who served, are currently serving and those we have lost to the cause.

Lest We Forget.

Although Remembrance Day is different this year, RSL New South Wales is encouraging all Australians to take observe one minute silence at 11am wherever they are in memory of those who served to honour their spirit. 

Locally there will be services across the area –

The Mullumbimby service will take place at the Centopah at 10.45am  – they will be holding a ceremony at 11am.

Byron Bay sub-branch will be holding Memorial in BB RSL carpark at flagpole at 10.30am.

The Ballina sub-branch will have a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at Memorial Park from 10.45am. Guests will need to register to attend by calling 6686 0133 before noon today (Tuesday) or email: [email protected]

Nimbin District Memorial – Plaque Dedication Service 10am. Remembrance Day Commemorative Service 10.40am.

RSL NSW say there are alternative ways to observe the day

Remember To Remember – Observe one minute’s silence and personal reflection at 11am on November 11 and pay tribute to all Australians who have served or are currently serving. Visit remembertoremember.com.au for guidance on services, to assist setting up reminders and to learn more about the importance of Remembrance Day. 

Donate to the Poppy Appeal online  Plant a virtual poppy in the RSL Poppy Appeal Remembrance Day garden and leave a message of thanks for a Veteran here.

Tune into live services and virtual commemorative services – This includes the official livestream of the service at the Cenotaph in Martin Place that will be available via the RSL NSW Facebook page and NSW Government home page.

Attend a BBQ to Remember- Get your mates together over a BBQ this Remembrance Day and make it a day to remember . Find out more -RSL NSW are proud partners with Swiss8 in bringing these BBQs to life across the state.

Reach out to a veteran – On Remembrance Day, reach out to a veteran you know or in your community to offer your thanks. Share a message of remembrance by tagging a Veteran on our RSL NSW Facebook page and use the hashtag #remembertoremember.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Lest We Forget ! “Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the peace agreement “!
    The consensus of all the survivors of WW1 and WW2 that I have ever known has been, there is NO excuse for Australia to sacrifice generations to meaningless conflicts. Peace, has to be exulted and the war crimes of the invasion of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan are reason for us all to be ashamed and all involved need to be convicted and gaoled, not lauded by jingoistic self-serving war mongers such as the RSL.
    The real significance of the 11/11 is the foriegn interference of the English queen and the Americans in the removal of the last decent, democratically elected Australian government. Lest we Forget. G”)

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