At the 11th Hour, on the 11th Day of the 11th Month, Members and guests of the Lakemba RSL Sub-Branch remembered and paid their respects to those who lost their lives in battle and those who continue to serve.
Approximately 50 people attended this year’s Remembrance Day Commemoration and Wreath Laying Service held at The Lakemba Club. Attendees observed a minute of silence in memory of the fallen, and wreaths were laid by Canterbury League Club Director George Coorey, The Lakemba Club Venue Manager Chris Taylor, Lakemba RSL Sub-Branch President Ann Garland, and Canterbury-Bankstown City Councilor Khodr Saleh. Mrs Garland recited the Ode of Remembrance and Reverend Ken Fischer led The Lord’s Prayer. After the service, a light lunch and refreshments were served.
Members, guests, and staff wore a red poppy and a sprig of rosemary on their shirts as a show of support and to commemorate those who served. Red poppies, a symbol of remembrance, marked the end of the First World War.
“This year is the first Remembrance Day service for 3 years without COVID restrictions. It was lovely to see everyone, to commemorate and remember together,” said Ann Garland, President of the Lakemba RSL Sub-Branch.
“On behalf of Canterbury’s Board of Directors, management, and staff, we acknowledge those who served, continue to serve and those who died to protect our nation. We will remember them. Lest we forget,” said Greg Pickering, CEO of Canterbury League Club.