Children remember the fallen


Lest We Forget: Laying a wreath at the Crib Point RSL Remembrance Day service are St Joseph’s Primary School pupils Amelia, Zac, Hayley and Keira. Picture: Gary Sissons

REMEMBRANCE Day came into its own this year when 200 St Joseph’s Primary School children and their parents laid a wreath at the Crib Point cenotaph.

Crib Point RSL president John Ord welcomed them, saying Anzac Day had always been popular with the children, while attendances on Remembrance Day were usually small. Attendances are now better balanced.

“This year St Joseph’s decided to move their service to the cenotaph to commemorate the achievements of Defence personnel in conflicts around the world to protect our freedom as we know it today,” Mr Ord said.

“Wreaths were also laid by the RSL and naval personnel to remember the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and the suffering of the many wounded.”   

The school service was conducted on Friday 10 November as Remembrance day was on a Saturday.

First published in the Western Port News – 14 November 2017


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