The Gazette has answered the call and will serve its country at Australiana Pioneer Village this Sunday, August 10 and invites Hawkesbury residents to commemorate all those who served in World War I.
All the survivors are dead now, but there aren’t many families who have no connection to the Great War, so bring the kids and make this part of our history come to life.
There will be a whole host of activities at the historic village in Rose Street, Wilberforce, hosted by the 18th Battalion WWI Group, including a re-enactment of the recruitment marches which came to most big country towns in Australia in late 1914.
Watch on Sunday as young men listen to the local ‘mayor’ and an army officer as they spruik the marvels of serving your country overseas and why they should step up and serve.
The day will begin at 9.30am when visitors can see a WWI camp and displays of WWI memorabilia.
There will be expert talks on aspects of WWI, soldiers firing blank ammunition in a series of exercises, a Light Horse display, recruitment posters and the usual Village activities.
For more details contact James Downey on 0408168671.