Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 – 11:00am
KNOX REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION
At 11.00am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.
November 11 is universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the First World War. This conflict had mobilised over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead and as many as one third of these with no grave.
The Allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.
The Knox Remembrance Day Committee, with assistance from Knox City Council, conducts a ceremony on the Sunday prior to the 11th November each year at the Knox War Memorial in Dorset Road, Boronia.
The ceremony commences at 11.00 am.
Hurtle Lupton OAM JP, the Chairman of the Knox Remembrance Day Committee said:
“It is a special day when families come together to remember their relatives who served and in many cases, made the supreme sacrifice for their country.”
“What especially pleases me is the fact that we have been able to involve so many local school children in this ceremony. We have school choirs, children participating in the readings and many more who assist in the wreath laying ceremony, flag bearers in the march and the flag raising and lowering ceremony.”
Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served at the Boronia RSL at the conclusion of the event.
Hurtle Lupton OAM JP
Chairman – Knox Remembrance Day Committee
Ph: The Knox Remembrance Day Committee