IMPORTANT: Bryan Ottone is encouraging people to come along to the Remembrance Day service and the unveiling of new flag poles at the Emerald Bowls Club.
IMPORTANT: Bryan Ottone is encouraging people to come along to the Remembrance Day service and the unveiling of new flag poles at the Emerald Bowls Club. Rebekah Yelland

Remember and commemorate those who died

NEXT Friday, November 11, the RSL Emerald Sub Branch will mark 100 years of the RSL with a special service following Remembrance Day commemorations.

The RSL Emerald Sub Branch is holding a short service at the cenotaph on Anakie St to mark a minute's silence at 11am and then move to the Emerald Bowls Club for a second service.

Sub branch vice president Bryan Ottone said it is at the second service where the branch will unveil new flag poles.

"Following the service on Friday, the RSL sub branch members will assemble in front of the Emerald Bowls Club where they will unveil a plaque and dedicate three flag poles in recognition of 100 years of the RSL.

"This is stage one of a project which encompasses displaying memorabilia at the bowls club.

"Once all the permits are in place the second stage of the project can be accomplished,” he said.

"The Emerald sub branch has entered into an arrangement with the Emerald Bowls Club to use its premises for meetings and Anzac Day and it is hoped our association will encourage veterans and others to frequent the club.”

Mr Ottone encouraged anyone who could attend the services to come along.

"It's an important day that marked the end of the Great War and after World War II, it became a day to commemorate all war dead,” he said.

"Everyone is welcome to attend both services, and the tradition is if you can't make it to a service, to give one minute's silence at 11am.”

The three flagpoles at the bowls club will be flown continuously.


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