It was an honour and privilege to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony of Mascot RSL Sub Branch at the Eastlakes Sports Club this morning at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember members of our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.
60,000 Australians died and 152,000 were wounded. 333,000 Australians fought in the Great War or World War1. Just imagine Australia's population at the time was a little less than 5 million people.
We paused at 11am today to remember all those Australians, more than 103,000 of them, who gave their lives so we Australians can live in freedom and continue the fight against tyranny around the world.
We will remember them. Lest we forget.
|Ron Hoenig laying a wreath Remembrance Day 2012 - Mascot RSL|