On Saturday, 11th November appoximately 100 people attended Canowindra’s Remembrance Day service in Memorial Park, as the nation paused for a minute’s silence, to reflect on the sacrifice of the soldiers who have died fighting to protect us.
Each year in Canowindra, the Remembrance Day service is jointly co-ordinated by Canowindra High School and the Canowindra RSL sub-branch.
Canowindra High School’s new student leaders for 2024, represented their school with pride, with captains Jake Hamilton and Emily Thomas leading the service.
Vice-captains Sam Bullock and Bella Gordon delivered moving speeches, while senior leaders Raphael Cuddy and Lachlan Sunderland laid a wreath on behalf of the school.
The service began with an Acknowledgement of Country, read by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative Jeremiah Tapim.
Teachers and staff who attended the service were impressed by how well the students spoke and represented their school and community.
Canowindra RSL sub-branch President Christine McIlvain said, “We thank the staff and students of Canowindra High School for their support in organising the Remembrance Day service, they do a great job.
“It was lovely to see all six of the 2024 student leaders attend the service, despite the day falling on a Saturday. The respect the students showed for the day is to be commended.”
Thanks are also extended to Cabonne Council for the prepartion of Memorial Park prior to the event. It was beautifully presented, and the the shade of the trees was welcomed by all in attendance on what was indeed a very warm day.
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