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Region remembers our fallen war heroes

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

A minute’s silence was observed on Friday as part of Remembrance Day commemorations in the region.

November 11 recognised the end of World War I and this year’s commemorations coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War’s Battle of Long Tan.

Manjimup soldier Pte Richard Aldersea died during the battle.

“It’s with pride, we remember this special day to commemorate the freedom and opportunities their sacrifices made for us all,” Manjimup RSL president Rex Brown said.

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Greenbushes RSL member Ron Adair during the Remembrance Day service on Friday.
Camera IconGreenbushes RSL member Ron Adair during the Remembrance Day service on Friday. Credit: Debbie Walsh

“As we didn’t have a Vietnam Veteran’s Day in Manjimup this year on August 18, I’d like everyone to take a moment to remember the Vietnam vets that died.

“In a moment of silence, we stand as one world, standing beside all those who have fought in wars, praying for peace,” Mr Brown said.

In Greenbushes, a small group of RSL representatives and community members attended a service, which included participation by Greenbushes Primary School students.

RSL member Ron Adair gave the address and Russell Price read the Ode.

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