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Remembrance Day

Young voices telling stories of Afghanistan were a moving moment at the Remembrance Day service outside Castle Hill RSL Club on Friday November 11th.

Remembrance DayPoppies (the symbol of remembrance) were everywhere as a crowd of dignitaries, veterans, students and members of the public gathered to show their respects to service people past and present on the day, 104 years ago that the guns fell silent on the Western Front, marking the end of World War 1.

Former Hills Anzac Day Ambassador Elizabeth Rodd introduced the current high school ANZAC ambassadors saying that young people were very aware of the sacrifices made so that they can enjoy the life they do.

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 history, the people, the conflict and Australia’s contribution.

They also spoke at a special remembrance Day service at Balcombe Heights in Baulkham Hills a week earlier standing under the memorial avenue of trees planted to remember the 364 Masons who died in World War 1.

Music was provided by the The Hills Music Academy Band

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At balcombe heights alex hawke mp lays a wreath with his son
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Richard holland (sydney hills business chamber) hills mayor peter gangemi, clr mila kasby and clr ryan tracey
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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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