Remembrance Day commemorated in Goulburn

The Remembrance Day commemoration on Rocky Hill in Goulburn was a time to stop and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many during times of war.

“We are here to commemorate the service of men and women who served in WWI and in all wars and those who are still serving overseas as we speak,” Goulburn RSl Sub-Branch president Gordon Wade said in his address. 

“At 11am on November 11, 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of war. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back - having inflicted heavy defeats on them.

“The Germans called for an Armistice and adopted the Allied term’s for unconditional surrender. The 11th hour of 11th month became especially significant in post-war years and has become universally associated with all those who have served and died in war.

Chaplain Norm Wakefield led the crowd in prayer.

“We gather with mixed emotions here today,” Rev Wakefield said.

“There are feelings of sadness as we remember loved ones, feelings of joy for the peaceful country we live in at a great price, feelings of anger at the loss of young people and frustration because we never got to know them.”