Katherine to honour Remembrance Day

Published on Friday, 4 November 2022 at 11:05:06 AM

Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11 is a day to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

“Many people have family members who were impacted by war in some way,” Mayor Lis Clark said. “I know that my grandfather was in the resistance in World War II and worked to save people’s lives but of course saw a lot of people lose theirs.”

“Remembrance Day is about remembering those who gave their lives to keep our countries free and free of suffering. We must remember the past, so it doesn’t repeat itself.”

Katherine’s service will be held at the Katherine Cenotaph on Railway Terrace. The service commences at 10.40am and there will be a gathering afterwards at the Katherine Country Club.

Let Council know if you will be laying a wreath. Please fill out our online form or email contactus@ktc.nt.gov.au.

Remembrance Day is marked annually around the world by many countries including Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It was first known as Armistice Day after the end of World War I in November 1918. Armistice means an agreement to cease active hostilities.

It later became Remembrance Day after World War II. People wear red poppies in the lead up and on the day to signify the red poppies that grew on some of the battlefields on WW1’s western front, a 600-plus kilometre stretch of land weaving through France and Belgium.

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