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Remembering “The Big One”

Remembering “The Big One”

Last week, on August 15, a small service was held at the Cenotaph at Robertson Park commemorating Victory in the Pacific Day. The date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of unconditional surrender, and for Australians, it meant the Second World War was finally over.

This year is the 74th anniversary of when troops came back home.

Orange RSL Sub-Branch Senior Vice President, Chris Colvin explained, “It’s one of those things that people tend to forget, we remember ‘Remembrance Day’ because it’s the big one. Today is important for our Veterans, and for the history of Australia, it is also very important.”

Veterans, members of the public and local dignitaries were in attendance as well as students from Orange Anglican Grammar School, who led the service with music and poetry pieces. “Anglican Grammar school have been helping us throughout the year and they have done a wonderful job regarding the service, we have a good relationship with most of the schools and they are always happy to help us out.”

Mr Colvin continued, “You can’t change the fact the War happened, but it’s great to commemorate the end of it.”


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