The historic 75th anniversary since the end of World War II was commemorated last Saturday with the Parkes Town Crier joining a world wide Cry for Peace at the ceremony at the Cenotaph in Cooke Park.
Tim Keith joined town criers from all over the world for the second time this year after a Cry for Peace on the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May.
The Cry for Peace commemorated this important day in Australia’s history and presented a unique and important opportunity to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice made by so many Australians and their families to ensure we all share and enjoy the freedom we have today.
The event, organised by the Parkes RSL Sub Branch, was mostly attended by serving and ex-service men and women with Parkes Mayor Ken Keith as the guest speaker.
On Tuesday it was the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan with a commemoration service held at the Vietnam Memorial in Parkes.