Services

Commemorative Services are conducted by the RSL committee at the various memorial sites around the Sale township and are followed by fellowship held at the Sale RSL and Community Club. 

The following commemorative services are programmed for 2022:

Wednesday 27 July – Korean Veterans Day, wreath laying service at Sale RSL commencing at 11.30am

Thursday 18 August – Vietnam Veterans Day, service at Sale RSL commencing at 11.30am

Wednesday 7 September – Battle of Australia Commemoration, wreath laying service at Sale RSL commencing at 11.30am

Wednesday 14 September – Peacekeepers Day, wreath laying service at Sale RSL commencing at 11.30am

 

Tuesday 11 October – Boer War Commemoration, wreath laying service at Foster St, Boer War Memorial commencing at 11.30am

Friday 11 November - Remembrance Day Service at Sale Cenotaph commencing at 10.45am

ANZAC Day 2022

We hope to hold several ANZAC Day services in Sale for 2022 including: 

  • 6:00 am -  Dawn Service at the Sale War Memorial Hall, Macalister St. Followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Club .

 

  • 9:00 am - Service at the Sale War Cemetery, Sale / Maffra Rd.

 

  • 10:30 am - the march down Raymond St to the Sale Cenotaph

 

  • 10:45 am approximately - Main Service at the Sale War Memorial Hall

After the Main Service, all are welcome to attend ANZAC Day social activities and fellowship at the Club 

Significant Anniversaries

  • 10 years since Australian soldiers: Private Robert Poate, Sapper James Martin and Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic were killed by a rogue Afghan National Army member on 30 August 2012

 

  • 60 years since the first Australian troops arrived in Vietnam on 31 July 1962

 

  • 80 years since the Capture of Singapore, Rabaul, Ambon and Timor by the Japanese in February and March 1942 (22,000 Australian men and women became Prisoners of War)

 

  • 80 years since the Banka Island massacre of Australian Nurses by the Japanese in February 1942 (Sister Vivial Bullwinkel was the only survivor)

 

  • 80 years since the first Japanese Air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942

 

  • 105 years since the battles of Bullecourt and Passchendaele on the Western Front in WW1 in 1917 (In 1917; 22,000 Australians were killed in the war with 18 Victoria Crosses won)

 

  • 120 years since the end of the Boer War on 31 May 1902 (20 Gippslanders are remembered on the Boer War Memorial in Foster Street)