This Sunday, at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, people around the country will pause to remember all those who have served and sacrificed for our country.
There will be three Remembrance Day ceremonies across Casey for the community to attend:
- Berwick: 10.40 am start at Berwick War Memorial on High Street
- Cranbourne: 11.00 am start at the Cranbourne Cenotaph, Greg Clydesdale Square, High Street, Cranbourne
- Endeavour Hills: 11.00 am start the Endeavour Hills Peace Memorial, Heatherton Road
The City of Casey, in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, is also supporting a special event on Remembrance Day which will honour a local World War II militia unit by naming a bridge in Narre Warren after them.
The pedestrian bridge over the Monash Freeway, on Prospect Hill Road, Narre Warren will be named after the Gippsland Regiment - the locally raised and based militia unit which served in the Papua New Guinea campaign during World War II.
There will be a large community event taking place to commemorate the bridge naming, with veterans and family of the Gippsland Regiment, also known as the 52nd Battalion which was named to preserve the history of the battalion of that number which fought at the famous battle of Villers Bretonneux in World War I.
The naming event will be held from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, with a number of local community groups and special guests involved.
There will be speeches from Vietnam Veteran and Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta Elder Graham Atkinson, Consul-General of Japan Kazuyoshi Matsunaga and Colonel Mike Kalms, Colonel Training 4th Brigade.
The event will also include a parade lead by 5th/6th Battalion the Royal Victoria Regiment Navy and Air Force Cadets, a flyover by Peninsula Aero Club, singing by Dandenong’s’ ‘With One Voice’ choir, a Piper, a Remembrance Service and wreath and flower laying opportunity.
Anyone wishing to attend are encouraged to register by calling the Dandenong Cranbourne RSL on 9792 1535. Parking for members of the public is at Max Pawsey Reserve, Narre Warren, with a shuttle service from there operating from 12.30 pm.