Community pays its respects

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bailey, Toby, both 11, and Justin Edwards, 9, of Manjimup.
Camera IconBailey, Toby, both 11, and Justin Edwards, 9, of Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson

A big crowd headed to Manjimup’s war memorial for the town’s Remembrance Day service on Sunday, to pay their respects to all the soldiers who fought for the country in World War I.

Naval officer Gavin Reeves spoke at the service.

He said the day was about holding a united and solemn remembrance for all those who had served for the country.

Naval officer Gavin Reeves lays a wreath.
Camera IconNaval officer Gavin Reeves lays a wreath. Credit: Holly Thompson

“We should never let time dim their immortal memory,” he said.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said in 1914 the number of enlisted men and women was 416,000 volunteers, 61,000 of which lost their lives.

“That number is the equivalent of the Optus Oval in Perth full of people,” he said.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei.
Camera IconManjimup shire president Paul Omodei. Credit: Holly Thompson

The service ended with a gathering at the RSL hall for anyone who wanted to attend.

Greenbushes Primary School also held a Remembrance Day service on November 8 at Greenbushes war memorial.

Greenbushes RSL Vice President Ron Adair addressing the gathering at the town’s Remembrance Day service on November 8.
Camera IconGreenbushes RSL Vice President Ron Adair addressing the gathering at the town’s Remembrance Day service on November 8. Credit: Supplied
Manjimup RSL president Rex Brown.
Camera IconManjimup RSL president Rex Brown. Credit: Holly Thompson
Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei lays a wreath at the service.
Camera IconManjimup shire president Paul Omodei lays a wreath at the service. Credit: Holly Thompson.
An assortment of wreaths and flowers at the war memorial.
Camera IconAn assortment of wreaths and flowers at the war memorial. Credit: Holly Thompson
The Australian flag flies above the war memorial in Manjimup.
Camera IconThe Australian flag flies above the war memorial in Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Jonathan Rose plays the Last Post.
Camera IconJonathan Rose plays the Last Post. Credit: Holly Thompson
The war memorial in town during the service.
Camera IconThe war memorial in town during the service. Credit: Holly Thompson.
Tik, 11, “Blu”, Andy, “Patch” and “Curly”, from the Military Motorcycle group, founded by war veterans.
Camera IconTik, 11, “Blu”, Andy, “Patch” and “Curly”, from the Military Motorcycle group, founded by war veterans. Credit: Holly Thompson
Manjimup RSL secretary Ted Middleton, naval officer Gavin Reeves and RSL president Rex Brown.
Camera IconManjimup RSL secretary Ted Middleton, naval officer Gavin Reeves and RSL president Rex Brown. Credit: Holly Thompson
Shendelle Mullane, of Manjimup, and Belinda Dent, of Collie.
Camera IconShendelle Mullane, of Manjimup, and Belinda Dent, of Collie. Credit: Holly Thompson
Peter and Phyllis Hodgkin, of Manjimup.
Camera IconPeter and Phyllis Hodgkin, of Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Eric Wootton and Ryan Style, of Manjimup, and Manjimp shire president Paul Omodei.
Camera IconEric Wootton and Ryan Style, of Manjimup, and Manjimp shire president Paul Omodei. Credit: Holly Thompson
Elizabeth Cooper, Mary Mills, Didith Atkin, Mary Iacopetta and Margaret Adair attended morning tea at the Greenbushes Primary School after the town’s Remembrance Day Service on Thursday.
Camera IconElizabeth Cooper, Mary Mills, Didith Atkin, Mary Iacopetta and Margaret Adair attended morning tea at the Greenbushes Primary School after the town’s Remembrance Day Service on Thursday. Credit: Supplied
Benita Rooney, Mazlyn and Ruby Membry, all of Manjimup.
Camera IconBenita Rooney, Mazlyn and Ruby Membry, all of Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Greenbushes Primary School student leaders Gypsy Barton and Maddox Lansdell participated in the Remembrance Day ceremony with RSL members Pat Scallan, Ron Adair, Barry Boyle and Gerry Carroll.
Camera IconGreenbushes Primary School student leaders Gypsy Barton and Maddox Lansdell participated in the Remembrance Day ceremony with RSL members Pat Scallan, Ron Adair, Barry Boyle and Gerry Carroll. Credit: Supplied

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