BOURKE REMEMBERS


Bourke veterans, Kelly Lienesch and Victor Bartley, at the Bourke Cenotaph. Photo TWH

Remembrance Day, November 11, is as significant in 2021 as it has been for more than a century.

Today, at 11am, on the 11th day of the 11th month, a one-minute silence is observed across the nation to remember the fallen.

Vice President of the Bourke branch of the RSL, Kelly Lienesch, said it was a day for the entire Bourke community to reflect on the sacrifice of men and women in theatres of war.

“It is such a significant occasion and still important that we honour the tradition of Remembrance Day,” Kelly said.

“It is a day when we can give thanks to all those Defence Force personnel whose service was on the sea, those who fought on land and the air men and women – all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and many of them buried on foreign soil.

“The Bourke RSL branch is holding a Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph today and members of the community are encouraged to join us to pay their respects.

The Remembrance Day service will begin with the Ode at 10.57am, and everyone is asked to be at the cenotaph at least 10 minutes before 11am.