PHOTOS: Remembrance Day in Maitland Park
Hundreds of people attended Sunday’s Remembrance Day service in Maitland Park, which doubled as a commemoration of 100 years since fighting ceased in WWI.
More than 60,000 Australians were killed during the four year conflict and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.
Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Melanie Smyth of the Williamtown No. 2 Expeditionary Health Squadron delivered the address.
“Numbers alone will never adequately chronicle the supreme sacrifice, because for each lost hero there was family and friends whose lives were enriched by their love and diminished by their loss,” Flt Lt Smyth said.
“These Australians lived in deeds, not years; in sacrifice, not heartbeats; in service, not the turned pages of a calendar.
“These men and women, these strangers from another time, have left us a legacy from the past on which to build our future.”