Newsletter 10 November
- Thursday, 11 November 10:30am
Remembrance Day Service. Location 50 Churchill Street Mont Albert (outside). By attending you are also showing support for the Mont Albert Avenue of Honour in Churchill Street, Mont Albert.
- Monday, 15 November
All the rubbish chutes on all levels will be undergoing their scheduled cleaning. There will be signage on every refuse room door advising this work is being done. When the work is completed the signs will be removed and the chutes may be used again.
Hester Newsletter 10 November
- It is pleasing to announce that we have a new gardener at Hester Canterbury, when
you see Martin at his craft please make him feel welcome. As in any new role it will take some time to acclimatize and settle in, and we all look forward to enjoying Martin’s skill in tending the Hester Canterbury gardens.
- Congratulations to the winners of the Melbourne Cup Sweep and thank you to Val for organizing it again this year. Regretfully we could not have our usual Melbourne Cup BBQ again this year due to the COVID number restrictions – hopefully next year!
- Good news! As long as your cleaners are double vaccinated they may come on site (and clean multiple apartments). Best practice would be for any cleaners to use the resident’s cleaning products, mops, vacuum cleaners and such like.
Please note – It is strongly recommended that all residents, visitors and contractors are double vaccinated when visiting Hester Canterbury. Visitors may be required to show proof of double vaccination when onsite during business hours.
Week Two of the Spring Menu starts on Monday 15 November.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Some background to Remembrance Day…
Significance of Silence
Silence for one or two minutes is included in ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies as a sign of respect and a time for reflection. This idea is said to originated with Edward George Honey, a Melbourne journalist and First World War veteran who was living in London in 1919 and King George V readily agreed to the proposal. On the 6th November 1919 the King sent a special message to the people of the Commonwealth.
“I believe that my people in every part of the Empire fervently wish to perpetuate the memory of that Great Deliverance, and of those who laid down their lives to achieve it”.
At league clubs around Australia, the remembrance silence has become part of the now nightly six o’clock (previously nine o’clock ritual), when any light other than a memorial flame is dimmed.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Plans to honour an unknown Australian Soldier were first put forward in the 1920’s, but it was not until 1993 that one was at last brought home. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the body of an unknown Australian soldier was recovered from Adelaide Cemetery near Villers-Bretonneaux in France and transported to Australia. After lying in state in King’s Hall in Old Parliament House, the Unknown Australian Soldier was interred in the Hall of Memory on the 11 November 1993. He was buried in a Tasmanian blackwood coffin, on which were placed a bayonet and a sprig of wattle. Soil from the Pozieres battlefield in France was scattered in his tomb. At the head of th tomb is inscribed “Known unto God” and at the foot “He is all of them and he is one of us”.