TOM HAYES, ZAIDA GLIBANOVIC and KATRINA BRANDON
By TOM HAYES, ZAIDA GLIBANOVIC and KATRINA BRANDON
HUNDREDS of Latrobe Valley locals scattered across the region on Saturday, November 11 to pay their respects to servicemen and women who served for their country.
The reciting of The Ode, the sound of The Last Post and the Australian National Anthem were reverberated throughout the Latrobe Valley from 11am onwards.
MORE than 100 people made it to Morwell’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday morning including Federal Minister for Gippsland Darren Chester, Latrobe City Council Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan and Councillor Tracie Lund.
Morwell RSL’s senior vice president, Don Fuller mastered the ceremony, filling in for the RSL’s president, Wayne Hutchinson who was laying the wreath in honour of the RSL.
A SMALL crowd gathered around Yallourn North’s Cenotaph as the town paid it’s respects.
Linda Hall of the Girl Guide Association, Strzelecki Boomerang Trefoil Guild was the master of ceremonies and organiser of the commemoration.
Lowanna College student Gemma Webb recited a reading to introduce the ceremony, and Yallourn North primary student Callum Bussink followed with a recitation of ‘In Flanders Fields’.
Latrobe City Councillor Graeme Middlemiss was in attendance to lay a wreath on behalf of the council and Bill O’Donnell represented the Yallourn North Community.
OVER 100 Traralgon locals packed themselves around the Traralgon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony.
Councillors Dan Clancey, Dale Harriman and Darren Howe represented the Latrobe City Council, laying a wreath at the Cenotaph.
The ceremony concluded with an orchestral rendition of the Australian National Anthem, which seemed to have caught the attention of more people at the conclusion.
TRAFALGAR had a good sprinkling of attendees on Remembrance Day.
The primary school and high school were represented, as was the Fire Brigade – which sounded their sirens at 11am to start the service.
Youth: Latrobe Valley Mayor, Kellie O’Callaghan and Councillor Tracie Lund with Morwell Park Primary Junior School Council and School Captains. Photograph: Katrina Brandon
In their numbers: Girl Guides Association, Strezelecki Boomerang Trefoil Guild attended the Yallourn North service. Photograph: Zaida Glibanovic
Local: Gemma Webb from Lowanna College laid the wreath on behalf of her school.
Photograph: Zaida Glibanovic
Flanders Fields: The Yallourn North Cenotaph was adorned with red poppies to honour the service men and women.Photograph: Zaida Glibanovic
Packed: Over 100 people attended Traralgon’s Remembrance Day service. Photograph: Tom Hayes
Together: A quaint service was held in Trafalgar. Photograph: Liam Durkin
Represent: Councillors Dan Clancey, Darren Howe and Dale Harriman made it to Traralgon’s service.
Photograph: Latrobe City Council/Facebook