Burra Returned Service League hosts Remembrance Service

Burra’s Returned and Services League of Australia, in conjunction with the Regional Council of Goyder and valued sponsors, welcomed those who gathered in Market Square, to pay their respects to the many Australians who have died in the line of duty.

Those in attendance, at the Remembrance Day service, heard of the immeasurable sacrifice and suffering faced by Australian servicemen and women, in all armed conflicts.

Almost a century on, the legacy is strong.

Following a minute’s silence, and the ‘Last Post’, the Burra Sing Australia Choir, and popular identity Steve Foster, entertained the crowd with songs of days gone by.

Following the commemoration, a morning tea was held in the Council Chambers, allowing locals and visitors alike, to reminisce and reflect on the sacrifices these brave men and women made for their Country.

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front, and the First World War came to an end.

Next year (2018) marks the centenary of this day, and the Burra RSL have commenced planning an event to commemorate this.

If you would like to be involved in the organisation of this event, or would like more information on the RSL, please contact Barb Launer at the Regional Council of Goyder on 88920100, or speak to a local RSL Member.