Armistice Centenary – activities and events in Horsham

Published on 02 November 2018

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At 11am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. In 2018, to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended WWI, a series of events will be held across Horsham Rural City Council.

Exhibitions and displays will run throughout the week, and to mark the milestone year, there will be additional activities including a lighting display in Firebrace Street, Horsham and a sunset Remembrance Day Service at the Anzac Centenary Bridge.

The visual display will be projected onto Horsham Post Office, featuring First World War images and tributes to the 463 servicemen from Horsham and district who gave their lives.         

The adjacent T&G Building will be floodlight in poppy red.

Sunset service attendees are invited to attach a woven red poppy provided by Horsham RSL to the bridge rail.

All citizens are requested to observe a one minute’s silence at 11am on Sunday.

Display - Fate of the Imperials:  the 1914 Warracknabeal premiership team at war

Monday 29 October until Monday 12 November
Hours Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 1pm.  Free admission
Horsham Library, Mibus Centre, 28 McLachlan Street, Horsham

An eerie silence…  Presentation 

Historian Pam Cupper will present an overview of the final day on the Western Front and reflect on the cost to Australia
2pm to 3.30pm Sunday 4 November.  Free admission.  Afternoon tea provided
Wimmera Legacy Meeting Room, 33 Pynsent Street, Horsham

Century of Service Exhibition

Official opening 2pm Sunday 4 November by Mayor Pam Clarke
Monday 5 - Friday 9 November, 10am to 4pm.  Free admission
Horsham RSL, 36 McLachlan St, Horsham

Visual and lighting display in Firebrace Street, Horsham

Developed by Horsham Historical Society, Horsham RSL, Horsham Rural City Council, Vornehm Audio Visual
A visual display projected onto Horsham Post Office (Firebrace Street), featuring First World War images and remembering the 463 servicemen from Horsham and district who gave their lives
From sunset each day, Monday 5 until Sunday 11 November

Floral and banner displays

Firebrace Street, Horsham will feature poppy displays in central roundabouts and Remembrance Day banners. 

Remembrance Day Commemorative Service

Conducted by Horsham RSL
10.45am Sunday 11 November. All welcome
Sawyer Park Cenotaph, Memorial Drive, Horsham

Remembrance Day Sunset Service

Conducted by Horsham RSL
A once only service to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to highlight the significance of “With the going down of the sun” portion of the League Ode
7.45pm Sunday 11 November (Approx. 10 minute service). All welcome
Anzac Centenary Bridge, Barnes Blvd, Horsham.