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PHOTOS OF FREMANTLE’S ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 11, 2018

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The Armistice-Remembrance Day service at Fremantle’s Monument Hill attracted a good crowd, who all came to remember the Great War World War I of 1914-1918.

Minister Simone McGurk, Josh Wilson MP, Simon O’Brien MLA, and Mayor Brad Pettitt all laid wreaths, while Deputy Mayor Ingrid Waltham and Councillors Bryn Jones and Jeff McDonald watched the procedures.

During World War I 16 million people died. It ended on November 11 one hundred years ago when an armistice was signed in France between the WW I allies and Germany.

In Flanders Fields is a poem I learned as a young man in the Netherlands for my school end exams in 1976.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

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POPPIES PROJECTED ON MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 11, 2018

 

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Poppies were floating down the sky like snow flakes at the Fremantle Maritime Museum last night.

It was a projection show to commemorate Armistice Day and the service for that will be held in Fremantle today from 10.45am at Monument Hill.

The poppies projection has travelled all over WA from Exmouth to Kalgoorlie and Albany.

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ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 9, 2018

 

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This coming Sunday is Armistice Day, the day that 100 years ago World War I ended and an armistice was signed in Compiegne, France between the Allies of WW I and Germany.

In Fremantle we will remember the day with a service at the war memorial on Monument Hill which starts at 10.45am.

During World War I 16 million soldiers and civilians were killed. The war started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Serajevo (Bosnia) on June 28, 1914.

Please do attend the Fremantle service and pay your respect to all who lost their life!

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SCOOTERS FOR POPPY DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, remembrance day, Uncategorized by freoview on November 12, 2017

 

 

The annual Poppy Run for Remembrance Day was held on Sunday.

More than one hundred scooters paraded through the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip before ending up at Princess May Park for lunch and a few coldies at Clancy’s.

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FREMANTLE REMEMBRANCE DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, remembrance day, Uncategorized by freoview on November 11, 2017

 

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I had almost forgotten it, but just remembered in time that it is Remembrance Day today.

So I headed up to Fremantle Monument Hill to take some photos of the solemn occasion.

 

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FREMANTLE REMEMBRANCE DAY PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, history, photography, remembrance day, war by freoview on November 11, 2016

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I don’t feel too well today so I nearly forget to go to the Fremantle remembrance day ceremony at Monument Hill, but happy I did not miss the important tradition which was initiated by former Freo firefighter Chris Grisenwood and his mate Vic about 14 years ago. Vic, whose last name I unfortunately don’t know, told me today he is 92 years old.

Politicians Simone McGurk, Lyn McLaren and Simon O’Brien were present, as was Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and many spectators.

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FREMANTLE REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015

Posted in fremantle, remembrance day by freoview on November 11, 2015

REMEMBRANCE DAY, like ANZAC Day is a pretty solemn occasion and not at all the glorification of war. It is good to see school children at these events, and all of us living in hope that wars won’t happen again and that future generations will become better at non-violent conflict resolutions.

I took these photos at Monument Hill in Fremantle this morning.

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FREMANTLE REMEMBRANCE DAY

Posted in fremantle, remembrance day by freoview on November 11, 2014

There was a good crowd at the Fremantle REMEMBRANCE DAY at Monument Hill this morning, with large groups of school children each carrying a small wooden cross.

The solemn ceremony was attended by Defence Minister David Johnston, MP Melissa Parke, MLA Simone McGurk, Liberal backbencher Simon O’Brien, Mayor Brad Pettitt and Councillors Josh Wilson, Ingrid Waltham Robert Fittock and Dave Hume.

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