The Violet Town RSL Sub Branch is a small and very active group.
We meet each month on the second Friday at 14:00 hours at the Violet Town RSL venue known as the ‘Ted Armstrong Rooms’ in the space formerly the Violet Town Library in the Community Complex. The President has a social monthly luncheon with members on the last Friday of each month.
Our organisation is dedicated to honouring those who have served our nation through military service and we believe that the care of veterans and their dependants remains our core role.
ANZAC Day- 25 April every year
- 06:00 hrs. - Dawn Service: at the Boer War Memorial on the Community Centre lawn in Cowslip Street. A light breakfast is offered after the service.
- 10:00 hrs. - ANZAC Day March along Cowslip Street from Lily Street to the memorial where the wreath laying and commemorative service is conducted. Arrive early to join parade.
Remembrance Day - 11 November every year
- 11:00 hrs. - Remembrance Day Service: at the Boer War Memorial on the Community Centre lawn in Cowslip Street. Light refreshment is available following the Service.
We fundraise through both the annual ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day appeals.
Support for our local veterans and their families is through referrals to ANZAC House facilities and services, as well as responding through the Welfare and Patriotic fund support. We also conduct hospital and nursing home visits upon request.
New members are always welcome to join, either as service members or affiliate members.
Members of the RSL maintain two Avenues of Honour in Violet Town, the WWI one in Cowslip St, and WWII in Hyacinth St.