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13 November 2020

Remembrance Day service at Arcare Pimpama

To honour the bravery and service of Australians who have risked their lives to protect our country, our community of Arcare Pimpama held a Remembrance Day service.

Residents Hilton and Gai Wickham laid our wreath alongside community members Sue and Gavin who laid a second wreath.

Hilton was part of the first intake for compulsory military training under the National Service Act in 1951.

They were nicknamed Nashos and at the time, training was compulsory for three years.

But after his three years, Hilton decided to stay and serve for another two years.

Hilton completed his training at the Singleton Army Reserve and in the later years, he became the President of the sub-branch for the Blue Mountain Nasho.

Hilton was greatly sought after at ceremonies and marches for his singing abilities and he would also recite The Ode on different occasions.

During the service at Arcare Pimpama, Sue and Gavin from the community group STEPS 4208 were also present.

Their group aims to bring the local community together while raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing.

Danny Ellem from the Gold Coast Brass Band also took the time to play the bugle at our Arcare Pimpama Remembrance Day service.

In addition to that, White Lady Funerals, Simplicity Funerals and George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals kindly provided a live stream of this year’s Remembrance Day service.

The Remembrance Day service was a great opportunity to see the community coming together for such a significant occasion.

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