A celebration to remember this Remembrance Day

Released on 05 November 2018
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To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War a Remembrance Service will be held at the Salisbury War Memorial on Orange Avenue.  

City of Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM, said the City of Salisbury will proudly be supporting the day with the Salisbury RSL. 

“There will be a very special Remembrance Day Service marking 100 years since the end of World War I with a traditional gun salute from the Military Vehicle Museum.“ Mayor Aldridge said.  

“After the service, family and friends are invited to attend the Salisbury RSL Community Open Day which will feature children’s face painting, balloon twisting, a range of activity and food stalls, a display of spectacular historical military vehicles and a chance to talk to some of the wonderful RSL Cadets.”  

Local school children have also entered a competition to create artwork specifically for Remembrance Day with an exhibition of their work at the RSL on the day. 

Around Salisbury, Council will be hosting a Remembrance Day exhibition at the Len Beadell Library with the City of Salisbury honoured to have works from internationally renowned military and aviation artist Barry Spicer.  

Mr Spicer’s paintings are well known for his skill and expert detail and he has also won numerous commissions.   

There will also be further commemorative displays at the Council office and other sites in the City. 

The Remembrance Day Service will be held Sunday 11 November at 10.35am at Salisbury Memorial, Orange Avenue, Salisbury, with the Community Open Day running from 11.30am to 2pm.