Remembrance Day in Australia
Each 11 November throughout Australian continent the end of the First World War is celebrated in a solemn and touching way. It is the day when one pay respect to all who gave their lives not only in the World War I but in all other righteous wars since then, as well.
In a small town Wollogong, not far from Sidney, as in any other Australian town there is a memorial gate built in an honour of the killed in the Great (First World) War. It is interesting that this gate was built in 1923, unveiled by then general governor, and the names of all killed from Wollogong on the side of the Allies were carved. Among several hundred names there is a surname of our Serb Uskokovic, one of the first Serbian immigrants in Australia who gave his life for Australia in this war.
In that respect, as well as in the honour of all who gave their lives for the Allied forces, the delegation of the Church-school congregation Saint John the Baptist from Wollogong with representatives of the youth group, Biljana Omcikus and Jelena Novakovic dressed in a national costume of Sumadia, and led by father Branko Bosancic, laid wreaths in front of the monument. The Circle of Serbian sisters "Kosovka devojka" (Kosovo girl) prepared a wreath on which besides usual words in English "Lest we forget" there were also written Orthodox words of prayer "Memory eternal".
The wreaths were also laid by the Lord Mayor of Wollogong Mr. Gordon Bradbary, Mayor of nearby city of Shellharbour Mrs. Marianne Saliba, as well as the president of war veterans Mr. Joe Davidson (Wollongong RSL Club, Wollongong Diggers Club), as well as representatives of various associations of admirers of war heroes.
Source: Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand