Remembrance Day started with an act of vandalism when four letters of the “Lest We Forget” sign on Anzac Hill were toppled overnight.
RSL president Martin Glass says the members of the league and prisoners had put up the tall sign yesterday.
It had been made from 5000 felt poppies fabricated by Maureen York and many helpers for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
Mr Glass says the damage was noticed this morning and was quickly repaired by council workers, in time for the 11am ceremony.
He says the prisoners deserve “a big thank you” for helping with the sign, and clean-ups of the hill twice a year.
The sign was taken down this afternoon and stored for future use.