Manly Pays Tribute to War Heroes on Remembrance Day

Manly is gearing up to pay its respects to those who have served and sacrificed for their nation on the annual Remembrance Day services. 

On Saturday, 11 Nov 2023, the Manly-Lota RSL Sub Branch invites the local community to join their Remembrance Day service at Richard Russell Park, Cnr Ferguson St & Carlton Tec.

The event is a poignant commemoration of the Armistice that ended World War I, and an opportunity to remember all who have given their lives in service, be it in wars, conflicts, or peacekeeping operations.

Honoring the 11th Hour

The significance of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month cannot be overstated. It marks the anniversary of the Armistice that brought an end to the devastating conflict with Germany during World War I. 

In remembrance, a touching ceremony in Manly will encompass various elements, including the solemn laying of wreaths, the haunting sound of the Last Post, and a minute of silence observed at 11 a.m. 

This day is a time for the community to come together and pay their respects to the brave souls who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Supporting Veterans and Their Families

RSL Queensland, a steadfast supporter of veterans and their families across the nation, recognises the invaluable contribution of Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel. 

This event is open to all veterans, serving members, and members of the community, providing an opportunity to come together, share stories, and show solidarity with those who have served our country.

State Remembrance Day Ceremony at Brisbane’s Shrine of Remembrance

For those who wish to participate in a larger-scale Remembrance Day ceremony, RSL Queensland is extending an invitation to the State Remembrance Day ceremony, which will be held at Brisbane’s Shrine of Remembrance. This solemn event serves as a city and national-wide remembrance for all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Attend a service, wear a poppy, or observe a minute’s silence at 11am, and help keep the legacy of our service people alive. Lest we forget.

 RSL Queensland

Published 8-Nov-2023