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Remembrance Day – 11th November – Lest We Forget

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month marks the moment the guns fell silent on the Western Front ending World War 1. Img 2656 Remembrance Day - 11Th November - Lest We Forget

Poppy Day on November 11th gives us time to remember the sacrifices made by all people who served their country in various world conflicts.

Sunday’s special memorial service at the Balcombe Heights Estate on 6th November remembered those who had died in war but also included the hope for the future.

Img 2646 Remembrance Day - 11Th November - Lest We ForgetIt was held by the Soldier’s memorial at the beginning of the memorial walk flanked by 364 trees planted to remember Masons killed in World War 1.

Speaker was Neville Menzies, a Mason and National serviceman, who boarded at the Masonic Schools in 1948 for four years, arriving when he was 11.

Hills Mayor Peter Gangemi, Federal MP Alex HaRemembrance Daywke and Baulkham Hills MP and Minister David Elliott joined Hills Shire Councillors and members of the public for the moving service.

High School ANZAC Ambassadors Georgia Titterton (Castle Hill High) Ava Frost (William Clarke College) Holly Lawton (Northolm Grammar) Tanis O’May (Crestwood High) and Krishi Ragupathi (Baulkham Hills High) spoke about the people who served.

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Please remember to hold a minute’s silence wherever you may be at 11am on Friday November 11th. Lest We Forget.

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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