It is once again I write with pride at Inverloch’s response to Remembrance Day. The efforts the community makes to these events is humbling; the Wednesday response built on the fantastic efforts of the Inverloch Kongwak Primary and 1st Inverloch Scout Group.
This year we worked with the Venturers and Scouts as they made concerted efforts to mark the day and provide meaningful response to this solemn occasion.
The Venturers took the initiative to place the words ‘We will remember them’ on the Rec Reserve Reilly Street fence.
On the Tuesday night I had the pleasure of hosting the Scouts at the cenotaph as they paid respects by laying their wreaths after a walk through the Inverloch cemetery around the white crosses on service men and women graves.
The poppy display at the Inverloch Kongwak Primary School was utterly amazing and speaks volumes to the dedication of the staff and of course the children. One of my sub-branch members said he had a tear in his eye as he drove past the display.
The attendance at the cenotaph on the Wednesday was excellent and we admired the way the community was able to gather within the limitations of the COVID-19 restrictions.
It was unfortunate we were limited to the small audience and the limited sound system we were required to use.
Once again, I am overwhelmed by the response from the Inverloch community, not as it relates to us, the RSL Sub-branch, but to the memory of those who have served and continue to serve. Lest we forget.
Bob Sutton, president, Inverloch RSL sub-branch.