Byford remembers

Byford remembers

Jarrahdale Primary principal Julie Denholm chatting to Ric Giblett. Photograph – Richard Polden.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month members of the Serpentine Jarrahdale community stood together to commemorate those who had sacrificed their lives in wars past. 

This year’s Remembrance Day service at ANZAC Memorial Park in Byford marked the Centenary of Armistice, 100 years to the day since the end of WWI. Hosted by members of the Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL sub branch, the event attracted about 150 people who showed their respects in a moving service. 

President Shana McKay said the service was well received with many compliments received on the day from attendees. 

“The service address was given by Vietnam veteran and former mayor of the City of Armadale Linton Reynolds who spoke about four young men from the Serpentine Jarrahdale area who served in the First World War,” she said.

“The Ode of Remembrance was recited by Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL sub branch former president Ric Giblett and Byford Secondary College year 11 student Harmony McKay.” 

Bugler and John Calvin Christian College year 12 student Martin Baker performed The Last Post while a flyover with a plane towing a banner with the message ‘Lest We Forget’ filled the skies. 

Photographs — Richard Polden.