High school students will lead the readings at this weekend’s Remembrance Day services.
Three of them will tell the stories of veterans they forged relationships with.
Tayte Fraser, from Ballarat High School, will speak about John Dellaca, a Vietnam veteran, while Loreto College year 11 student Isobelle De Livera will tell Sister Anne Donnell’s story.
While Sr Donnell has passed away, Mr Dellaca will be at the service, and enjoyed passing on his stories about his service.
Caitlin Grieve, a Ballarat Grammar student, met with World War 2 veteran Bill Wilkie several times before he died earlier this year.
A volunteer with Legacy, she said she was proud to tell Mr Wilkie’s story.
“I’m 18 and I can’t imagine the boys in my year level going off to war, that’s so hard to comprehend,” she said.
“That difficulty to comprehend is why it’s so important not to let it be forgotten.
“Peace takes work, and that works takes understanding the sacrifice and the character of those people who sacrificed themselves for Australia.”
WHERE TO GO FOR ARMISTICE SERVICES
The Ballarat and Sebastopol RSL’s will be working with Legacy for Ballarat’s Remembrance Day service. Federation University Australia Pipe Band will be playing at The Arch of Victory as part of Battle’s Over commemorations.
When: 10am – 5.15pm. Where: Arch of Victory, Sturt Street, Alfredton. Tickets: Free.
A parade down the Avenue of Honour and performances by the Creswick Brass Band will be part of the commemorations in Kingston.
When: Sunday 9am – 4pm. Where: Kingston Avenue of Honour. Tickets: Free.
The Remembrance Day service will begin at 10am, followed by some light refreshments and the ‘100 Years of Song’ event.
When: Sunday 10am – 4pm. Where: Meredith Memorial Hall, 61 Staughton Street, Meredith. Tickets: $30.00 for families, $20.00 adults, seniors $15.00.
The Remembrance day service will take place at the Miners Rest Cenotaph followed by morning tea at the Community Hall, Market Street Miners Rest. All are welcome to this free community event.
When: 10.30am. Where: Community Hall, Market Street, Miners Rest. Tickets: Free.
The Hepburn Shire official town crier Philip Greenbank and Creswick Light Horse buglar Suzi Koene will be playing their part in Creswick’s Battle’s Over.
When: Sunday 6.55pm. Where: The Cenotaph, Albert Street, Creswick. Tickets: Free.