The Mudgee RSL Sub-Branch will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end WWI at their Remembrance Day Service on Sunday, November 11, at the Robertson Park Cenotaph commencing at 10am.
In the lead-up to the day, RSL members will be out on Friday in the Mudgee CBD during the day and at local hotels and clubs in the evening selling Remembrance Day Poppy badges.
They will also be at the Wanderers V Roar A-League match on Saturday conducting the Remembrance Day service and selling badges before the game.
Guest speaker at the Sunday ceremony will be Colonel Jim Burns, who has been in the Australian Regular Army for 34 years, in the Infantry Core, achieving the rank of Colonel, with his last posting being the Defence Attache to Afghanistan.
Since July of 2018, he has been seconded into the Active Reserve in the Veterans Support Branch. His role is to liaise between Defence and Dept of Veterans Affairs to improve support to the modern day veteran.
Also involved in the ceremony will be the town’s four schools, the Mudgee Concert Band, Richard McNeall from the Castle Hill Pipe Band and the Honour Our Fallen foundation supplying flags surrounding the Cenotaph. With the Anglican Church bells to be rung at 11.02am.