Honouring those who served
By EMMA CORNFORD firstname.lastname@example.org
AS the clock strikes 11 this morning, people around the Clarence Valley will pause for a minute's silence.
This Rememberance Day marks 87 years since the armistice that ended World War I in
1918.Although services will be held today to remember the sacrifices made by Australians, commemorations began on Wednesday morning as a group of around 10 volunteers placed poppies at the graves of exservice personnel buried at the Clarence Lawn Cemetery.
The group were all members of the Grafton RSL sub-branch, which lays the poppies each year as a 'special gesture'.
"There are around 500 poppies here. It's an RSL thing we do to show respect," said president, Brian Bultitude.
"I just laid one on my father's grave; we buried him this year. He served in Darwin in World War II but like many who served he never told us much."
nGrafton Memorial Park, 10:45am. Luncheon, midday at GDSC
nMaclean cenotaph, 10:45am. Lun- cheon, 12:30pm at Services Club
nYamba cenotaph, 10:45am. Lun- cheon, midday at RSL Hall