Veterans and their families will gather at Epping and Craigieburn on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day.
Epping RSL will mark the centenary of the Armistice – 100 years since the guns fell silent to end World War I – with a service beginning at 10.30am.
Epping RSL general manager Narelle Hart said Epping school children would visit the RSL in the lead-up to Remembrance Day to place crosses in honour of family members who went to war. For the first time, the crosses will include photos of their family members.
In Craigieburn, a service will be held at the war memorial at Anzac Park from 10.50-11am.
From November 7-9 Craigieburn library will host a series of presentations about World War I. On November 7, Craigieburn War Memorial and Remembrance committee president Kevin O’Callaghan and vice president John Lynch will discuss researching family military history, before speaking about the history of Remembrance Day on November 9.
On November 8, Sher Singh, a former member of the Indian Air Force, will talk about Sikhs who served alongside Australians in Gallipoli and France. All three talks will be at 11.30am-12.30pm.