GRAFTON RSL sub branch president Brian Bultitude, pictured at the grave of his father Fred, a WWII airforce veteran.
GRAFTON RSL sub branch president Brian Bultitude, pictured at the grave of his father Fred, a WWII airforce veteran.

Honouring those who served

By EMMA CORNFORD ecornford@dailyexaminer.com.au

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."

Services today:

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



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