Honouring those who served

REMEMBER: Ceduna RSL sub-branch president Brenton Bergmann said Remembrance Day was a chance to salute those who have served their country. Picture: Luca Cetta

REMEMBER: Ceduna RSL sub-branch president Brenton Bergmann said Remembrance Day was a chance to salute those who have served their country. Picture: Luca Cetta

West Coast towns will honour those who served their country with Remembrance Day services this Sunday.

The Ceduna service will take place at the Soldiers’ Memorial Park from 10.45am, to be followed by a sausage sizzle lunch at the RSL hall.

Ceduna RSL sub-branch president Brenton Bergmann said the day would be made all the more special given it was 100 years since the end of World War I.

“While we don’t have any soldiers with us these days, it is still great to remember what happened,” he said.

“While wars are still going on it will always be remembered and observed, and I suspect it will be for a long time yet.

“Everyone knows somebody who was affected.”

Mr Bergmann said it was great to see younger generations involved and attending the service.

“They are getting taught more about it in schools than 30 or 40 years ago,” he said.

“It is not just World War I either, this is a chance to remember all other wars and those who served for their country.”

The Ceduna branch will also be selling poppies and merchandise outside the Ceduna Memorial Hall on Thursday.

Poppies are available via a donation and merchandise can be purchased, with all proceeds supporting the local branch.

Streaky Bay will have a Remembrance Day service at the RSL hall from 10.45am.

RSL sub-branch member Peter Payne said the hall would be open afterwards for anybody who would like to stay, with bar facilities available.

He said Streaky Bay Area School would also host a service for students at the hall on Friday at 10.45am, with the branch selling poppies outside of the newsagency.

Elliston will host a service at the war memorial on the corner of Memorial Drive and Beach Terrace at 10.45am.

The bakery will be open for those who would like to stay following the service.