Remembrance Day services will be held across the Bellarine and Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL sub-branch is ready for this year’s Poppy Appeal, with a committed group of volunteers manning three stations in Ocean Grove and one in Barwon Heads.
President Kel Arnott said buying and wearing a poppy shows respect for our country’s fallen heroes and helps raise vital funds to assist past and present servicemen and women and their dependents in times of need.
“Year in, year out, our community rallies together to support the Poppy Appeal in the lead up to Remembrance Day,” he said.
“I would like to thank the local community from the very outset who support our sub-branch and wear their poppy with pride.”
Mr Arnott paid tribute to the phenomenal commitment shown by the members and volunteers who make the Poppy Appeal such a success.
Ocean Grove selling stations will be located outside Safeway at Shell Rd, Pharmasave Pharmacy on the Terrace and outside Liquorland in the Coles supermarket car park.
Barwon Heads has one selling station at Apco service station.
Remembrance Day services across the region will be held on Monday 11 November.
Barwon Heads Community Hall, Hitchcock Ave, will host a service at 10.45 am with John Minotti and students from Barwon Heads Primary School.
Ocean Grove Cenotaph, Ocean Grove Park, will hold a service beginning at 10.45am with Phillip Christian.
Drysdale Cenotaph, on High Street, will also hold a service at 10.45am
The ceremony will include a wreath laying and poppy laying service.
One-minutes silence will be observed at 11am.