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Armistice Day Celebrations in Orange, 13 November 1918. Image courtesy Orange City Library.

  • Houses, shops and businesses throughout Orange are decorated with flags and bunting in Allied colours
  • More than 1,000 people attend a united thanksgiving service in Robertson Park at 11am
  • A huge procession leaves the Drill Hall at 2pm bound for the Town Hall. The procession is led by Police Inspector Lewis on horseback; the entourage includes returned soldiers, aldermen and shire councillors, the Model Band, the War Chest, Red Cross and VAD workers, school children, boy scouts, the Fire Brigade and Salvation Army. Hundreds of people join in and crowd the streets adjacent to the Town Hall. The Mayor, Ald WE Bouffler and the Orange clergy address the crowd; the bands play God Save the King and The Marsellaise. The Victory Celebrated