Lest we forget

Vietnam Veteran:  Rod Eade visits Kandos in his quest to visit the birth town of each deceased Veteran from the Vietnam war.
Vietnam Veteran: Rod Eade visits Kandos in his quest to visit the birth town of each deceased Veteran from the Vietnam war.

Rob Eade and his faithful red-heeler cattle dog, ‘Ginge’, rode their motorbike into town recently, as part of Rob’s Australia wide tour to honour fallen soldiers.

Rob, a Vietnam Veteran himself, has made it his aim to visit the birth town of each deceased Veteran from the Vietnam war, as well as present conflicts, and place a small Australian flag on the War Memorial in each town.

In a moving tribute to local fallen solider, Barry George, Rob presented John Taylor – Kandos Sub-Branch President, with the flag on behalf of Lyn Rawlinson, Barry George’s sister.

Rob will now continue his self-funded ride, hoping to deliver a total of 560 flags in three years.

Lest We Forget. 

ANZAC DAY

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

Kandos ANZAC Day 

The Kandos Anzac Day Dawn Service will commence at 6.30am, April 25, at the War Memorial in front of the Kandos Community Hall.

Ex-service personnel, national servicemen, reserve forces and serving defence force members are invited to participate in the Anzac Day march.

Participates are to assemble at the Kandos Rotunda at 10.30am to commence marching at 10.45am.

All are welcome to commemorative service to be held at the Kandos Community Hall at 11am. 

Rylstone ANZAC Day 

The Rylstone Anzac Day Dawn Service will commence at 6am, April 25 at the War Memorial next to the Rylstone Memorial Hall.

Ex-service personnel, national servicemen, reserve forces and serving defence force members are invited to participate in commemorative service.

It will be held at the Rylstone Memorial Hall at 11am. 

The Dawn service will be held at 6.30am at the memorial outside the Community Hall.

The service will also be broadcast live on community radio, KRR 98.7FM.

The march in Kandos will assemble at the Rotunda in Angus Avenue at 10.30am will commence at 10.45am marching to the Community Hall.

Ex-service personnel, national servicemen, reserve forces and serving defence force members are invited to join the local sub-branch members in the march.

The Commemorative service will be held in the Community Hall at 11am.