Armidale Remembrance Day ceremony 2017 in Central Park

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Armidale RSL Sub Branch president Max Tavener said this year's Remembrance Day ceremony at Central Park will be followed by the unveiling of the World War II memorial. Photo: Matt Bedford.

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Armidale RSL Sub Branch president Max Tavener said this year's Remembrance Day ceremony at Central Park will be followed by the unveiling of the World War II memorial. Photo: Matt Bedford.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row. 

And around the fountain at Central Park, the red flowers begin to open, to remind us of those who fought and gave their lives on the battlefields and in the air.

This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony, on Saturday November 11, will include the unveiling of the newly installed World War II memorial.

“In memory of those who gave their lives and of those men and women who served Australia during the Second World War,” RSL Sub Branch president Max Tavener said as he read the plaque aloud.

Either side, written in gold, are the areas of conflict. 

HONOURING ALL INVOLVED: The new memorial will be unveiled at this Saturday's ceremony.

HONOURING ALL INVOLVED: The new memorial will be unveiled at this Saturday's ceremony.

Mr Tavener said the new plaques are another step towards getting the park back to its heritage state.

He is also looking to apply for a State Government grant to repair the fountain which was dedicated in 1923. 

At the end of the year the HMAS Armidale memorial will be removed and reestablished within the fountain circle as part of the heritage restoration process.