On Remembrance Day we reflect on the heavy price that more than 102,000 Australian soldiers have paid for peace. It is observed on the 11th of November; the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, and offers tribute to those who have suffered in all wars. In Australia we pay our respects with a minute of silence to reflect on those who have fallen or suffered in war. Public commemorations are held across the nation to honour their sacrifice.
Dozens of Parkes Shire residents attended a Remembrance Day Commemoration Service at 11am last Friday to acknowledge the local lives lost to distant wars. The service was hosted by the Returned and Services League of Australia, New South Wales Branch, Parkes Sub-Branch. The service included the laying of wreaths and the citation
of names of the fallen, to ensure that those who were lost are not forgotten.