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Drouin Secondary College's Shannon Mellings (left) and Kassidy Dalziel led the signing of the national anthem that closed Drouin's Remembrance Day service.

Drouin Secondary College's Shannon Mellings (left) and Kassidy Dalziel led the signing of the national anthem that closed Drouin's Remembrance Day service.

Warragul & District Gazette
November 17, 2015

The chilly and breezy conditions at Drouin did not deter almost 100 people turning out to pay respects at the town's memorial on Remembrance Day.

Chairman of the commemoration Drouin RSL sub-branch president Rod McNab pointed out the significance of the day in the centenary year of the Anzac troops' landing at Gallipoli.

He said Remembrance Day would have particularly significance over the next four years leading to the centenary of the World War 1 Armistice on November 11, 1919.

After a prayer by the Reverend Heath Easton of Drouin's Presbyterian Church representatives of ex-services' organizations, Baw Baw Shire and district schools as well as members of the public laid wreaths and poppies at the foot of the memorial.

Bugler Cyril Payne played the Last Post and Reveille, the Australian and RSL flags were raised to full mast as Reveille rang out and Drouin Secondary College students Shannon Mellings and Kassidy Dalziel led the singing of the national anthem.


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