Remembrance Day this year holds extra significance, as it marks the Centenary of Armistice – 100 years since the World War I Allies and Germany signed the Armistice to end four years of continuous warfare.
The Armistice brought great celebration throughout the world and within Boroondara, numerous events were held to celebrate peace, welcome home the soldiers and help rebuild a grief stricken community.
In 2018, the City of Boroondara is undertaking various programs to acknowledge the significance of the Centenary of Armistice for the local community, including art installations at Greythorn Community Hub, poppy making and other community activities, a special Remembrance Day Service and light installations.
Remembrance Day Service
The City of Boroondara invites all current and ex-service members and community to a special Remembrance Day Service at the newly redeveloped North Balwyn RSL at the Greythorn Community Hub. This service will honour the men and women who have served since World War I, and commemorate the lives lost and affected by war.
Performances by Boroondara Brass, Hawthorn City Pipe Band and Camberwell Showtime.
Date: Sunday 11 November
Time: 10.00am. Service begins at 10.15am (morning tea to follow)
Address: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way Balwyn North
War Memorial and Heritage Building Light Installation
To acknowledge the impact of war on our community, four of Boroondara’s oldest and most significant War Memorials and two heritage buildings will be illuminated from 1 – 11 November. Sites include:
- Camberwell Civic Centre
- Hawthorn Arts Centre
- Beckett Park, Balwyn
- St James, Hawthorn
- Kew Junction, Kew
- Surrey Gardens, Surrey Hill.
For more information, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts or phone 9278 4770.
For more information, please contact Neva Law via email [email protected] or call 0481 912 411.