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Posted: 10/11/2004 7:45:14 PM EDT
2 Years ago, some fuckers bombed a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, which killed 202 people including 88 Aussies. One of those who died was the newphew on my Modern History teacher. He died during school term and the affect on her was visible.


Howard, Jeffery commemorate Bali bombing
07:59 AEST Tue Oct 12 2004

Prime Minister John Howard will join Governor-General Michael Jeffery for a church service in Canberra to mark the second anniversary of the Bali bombings.

It will be Mr Howard's first official engagement since his fourth term election victory on Saturday night.

Mr Howard and Major-General Jeffery will attend a memorial service at St John the Baptist Church in the Canberra suburb of Reid to pay tribute to the 202 victims, including 88 Australians.

Similar ceremonies will be held around Australia and in Bali to remember those who died when explosions destroyed Paddy's Bar and the Sari Club in Kuta.

More than 100 Australian survivors and relatives and friends of those killed will gather at a new monument in Kuta at the site of the blast.

The monument replaces a simpler one used in last year's first anniversary ceremony.

It has a marble plaque bearing the names and nationalities of all the victims.

Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia David Ritchie will lay a wreath at the monument, which also features an illuminated water fountain and the national flag of each country that lost citizens.

A number a low-key services will be held around the nation.

In Perth, a new memorial will be unveiled during a sunset ceremony at the Kingsley Football Club, which lost seven of its members.

WA Premier Geoff Gallop will lay a wreath at the Bali Memorial at Kings Park in Perth, while the city's Swan Bells will toll throughout the day.

In Sydney, flowers will be laid at a memorial at Dolphins Point at Coogee to remember six members of the Coogee Dolphins rugby league team who died in the bombing.

On the Gold Coast, a candlelight remembrance service will be held at Broadbeach, a memorial service at Carlton in Melbourne and church services in Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:46:35 PM EDT
It's a good thing Howard got reelected.

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