YESTERDAY’S Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph began with the ringing of a new bell for Anson Street School.
The bell, which was later dedicated by Reverend Canon Frank Hetherington of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, was made by the same company that makes bells for ships of the Australian Navy fleet.
Pat Bridges, who served in the Navy during World War II and is a life member of the Orange Branch of the Naval Association, was chosen to ring the bell for the first time.
The dedication service followed after the 11am service at the Cenotaph.
Canon Hetherington said the bell will call the students to learning.
“It will call you to work and to play,” he said.
“And let it be a symbol of the freedom we now enjoy.”
Anson Street School principal Gary Brotherton said the bell was commissioned by the school to provide an important focal point for learning.
Students from the school, Joseph Martin, Tegan Penell, Cameron McKenzie and Rachael Sorrenson attended yesterday’s ceremony.