Warragul & Drouin Gazette
November 17, 2015
Local schools were well represented as Warragul’s citizens gathered at the Warragul Cenotaph last Wednesday to mark Remembrance Day.
It was a solemn occasion in the wake of the 100th anniversary a few months earlier of the Anzac campaign at Gallipoli.
RSL representatives laid wreaths at the cenotaph in honour of those who lost their lives in the First World War.
They were followed by the school captains of Warragul Regional College, Marist-Sion College, Chairo Christian School, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Warragul & District Specialist School and Warragul, Warragul North, Nilma and Lardner Park primary schools.
Warragul Regional College school captains Cameron Lyon, left, Jesse Wadsworth, Sophie Smith and Molly Bridge representing the school community.
In the afternoon the college commemorated the centenary of Gallipoli at a special ceremony conducted at its lone pine tree at the school.
Many students took time out of their lunch order to take in the ceremony, which included the unveiling of a new plaque to commemorate former students of the school who had served.
College teacher Rodney Williams wrote the dedication for the plaque, which was unveiled by College principal Rob Juratowitch and air force veteran David Rackett.
Rackett also recited the ode, giving students an insight into the first verse, which is not often recited at commemorative ceremonies such as Anzac day and Remembrance day.