RSL remembers

Castlemaine RSL president John Whiddon and RSL Women's Auxiliary president Jean Buchanan are pictured laying wreaths at the cenotaph this week.

Castlemaine Returned Services League (RSL) members quietly laid wreaths to commemorate the VP Day (Victory in the Pacific) last Saturday, August 15 and Vietnam Veterans Day on Tuesday, August 18.
This year marks the 75th anniversary since World War II ended and the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 1966. 
RSL secretary Barb Templar said many Victorians tuned in online to watch VP Day Services at the War Memorial in Canberra and a commemorative broadcast at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.
“It was also wonderful to see many stop in to pay their respects at the local cenotaph throughout Saturday,” Ms Templar said. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.