Naracoorte and Bordertown to host 2020 Remembrance Day services

IN PLACE: Bordertown RSL president Ken McInerney currently helps to finalise details to host the 2020 Remembrance Day service in the town on November 11. Photo: Tatiara Council

IN PLACE: Bordertown RSL president Ken McInerney currently helps to finalise details to host the 2020 Remembrance Day service in the town on November 11. Photo: Tatiara Council

The significance and honour that November 11 holds for returned service members and their families across the South East will soon be held with high regard by the public.

RSL presidents, Ken McInerney from Bordertown and Rob Crowe from Naracoorte are just two from the region who this year look forward to joining for Remembrance Day services at their town's cenotaph.

In July Mr Crowe told Naracoorte Herald how the public gathering is expected to be of "great importance" after this year's normal Anzac Day services were cancelled across Australia due to strict social distancing and gathering restrictions resulting from COVID-19.

"We still honoured the day but did not hold a public service," Mr Crowe had said.

He with RSL secretary Kylie Gransden had laid a wreath at 6am for the Anzacs.

The optimistic president, who served 23 years in the military airforce division and with Northern Territory police for 15 years, said preparations to host the town's Remembrance Day service are being addressed with council assistance.

According to Naracoorte and Lucindale Council, a minute's silence will be observed at 11am in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

"If your organisation will be laying a wreath at the Naracoorte ceremony please advise council by phone or email," a council spokesperson shared.

Similarly, Bordertown RSL members, with the help of the local radio station and the community members made sure Anzac Day 2020 was marked.

Mr McInerney shared how he looks forward to the public joining for the Remembrance Day service from about 10.30am with the minute's silence observed at 11am.

A meeting early next week will decide the Remembrance Day service at Kingston.

Wednesday, November 11 2020

Naracoorte: Town Square, also home to the town's war memorial, please arrive before 11am.

Bordertown: Town's RSL headquarters, Cannawigara Road, at the cenotaph. Changes may occur due to inclement weather.

Community members keen to attend any service are reminded of the 1.5metre social distancing rules in place due to COVID-19.

Details of nearby town services to come.

This story South East Remembrance Day services in place first appeared on Naracoorte Herald.