Community to pause for Remembrance Day

Cobar RSL Sub Branch vice president Chris Boucher and president Kain Neale paid respects at Drummond Park by raising the Australian flag ahead of today’s Remembrance Day commemorations in Cobar and across the country.

Cobar residents will pause for Remembrance Day this morning to reflect and pay respects to the armed forces personnel who lost their lives in war.

While the usual formal public flag raising ceremony isn’t happening because of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions  locals will still be able to lay wreaths throughout the day in front of the cenotaph at Drummond Park.

Cobar RSL Sub Branch president Kain Neale said considering the difficult year we’ve all had it’s more important than ever to pay tribute to the soldiers who never made it home.

“Remembrance Day this year is more significant given the COVID pandemic,” Mr Neale said.

“It would be easy to be blindsided by the nightmare 2020 has become, however, remembering the sacrifices made by our Defence Force members both past and present is paramount.

“This year all we’re asking is for all to ‘remember to remember’. We all need to pause, remember and come together,
particularly at 11.01am [today].

“We welcome anyone from the Cobar community to make their way to the park during the day, pay their respects and remember those who have given service to their country for the freedoms we
enjoy today.”

The Cobar community is also invited to wrap up Remembrance Day with a barbecue this afternoon at the Services Club.