Muswellbrook Marks Remembrance Day
BY ALEX TIGANI
With each ceremony that happens post-covid, the Muswellbrook RSL Sub-Branch enjoys seeing more people return to mark the solemn occasions.
And this Remembrance Day was no different.
President Tim Seymore was master of ceremonies and he spoke about the devastation of the First World War, the grief felt by Australia which at the time had a population of only five million, and the disappointing fact that soldiers who succumbed to their injuries once they returned home are not listed on the Australian War Memorial.
“So great had been the loss of life so devastating had been the destruction that people hoped that the Great War would be the last war. The war to end all wars. But it was not to be. Sadly, the seeds of the Second World War were sowed on the battlefields of the First World War,” Mr Seymore said.