Home Hill News

A Time to Remember November 11, 2023

Home Hill War Memorial

THE Home Hill community will once again remember the end of the Great War, World War I on Saturday, November 11, 2023, as the RSL Sub-Branch hosts their annual service in front of the Burdekin Memorial Hall in Ninth Avenue.

The service, to be held in front of the honour rolls on the front of the former School of Arts building, will commence at 10.50am on November 11 – at the same time as preparations are under way on Watson’s Green for the annual Home Hill Harvest Festival Street Party in the same area.

The community has always provided strong support for the town’s service at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, along with re-turned servicemen and women and that support is again expected at this year’s service which coincides with the end of hostilities in the First World War on November 11, 1918.

The service will consist of addresses by the Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch President, Richard Kelly and a Padre before a wreath-laying ceremony by the RSL and representatives of various organisations present at the ceremony.

A bugler will play the Last Post followed by a minute’s silence, the sounding of Reveille and the reciting of “The Ode” to conclude the ceremony.

The Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch will again provide smoko after the service, with the Home Hill Bakery supporting the RSL Sub-Branch by providing food for the participants.