Two Wells Remembrance Day, November 11, 2016

The annual Two Wells Remembrance Day service was held on Friday November 11 against the fitting backdrop of the peaceful Two Wells War Memorial Gardens.

With roses in full bloom and bathed in warm spring sunshine, around 60 people gathered for the service to pay tribute to those soldiers lost fighting for our country.

Local RSL president, Tony Flaherty, led the brief but poignant service.

Poppies were handed out as wreaths were laid in honour of fallen Australians and in appreciation for those who are currently still serving.

Members of the Two Wells Scout Group and the Two Wells Primary School’s Student Action Team formed a guard of honour near the WW1 memorial monument as a minute silence was held following the playing of the Last Post and both the Australian and New Zealand national anthems.

Mr Flaherty read the popular and moving Unknown Soldier poem and spoke about the importance of the next generation continuing to honour, respect and remember Australian service men and women.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many children here today,” he said.

“We’re really proud of your attendance, of you all (and) I know the veterans especially are.”

After the service refreshments were served back at the RSL clubrooms, with people taking the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and have a chat about their links to the armed forces and war history.

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