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Remembrance Day honours the fallen

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton RSL president Glenn Woodward with his wife Gaye Woodward
Camera IconBusselton RSL president Glenn Woodward with his wife Gaye Woodward Credit: Catherine Massey/Pictures: Catherine Massey, Catherine Massey

On Wednesday, people gathered in Victoria Square to mark Remembrance Day, 102 years since the end of World War I.

Each year, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the public commemorate the lives of servicemen and women, and this year was no different.

“It is wonderful to see communities come together to remember and honour all those who served in the war, and fought for our freedom, particularly those that did not return,” Vasse MLA Libby Mettam said.

“Thank you to our local RSL who are an invaluable part of our community and provide ongoing support and camaraderie to our veterans and their families.”

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RSL president Glenn Woodward is a Vietnam War veteran and said there was no such thing as a pretty war.

“It’s a remembrance of our friends and the wars. You lose people. I’ve lost many friends, and now we reflect and remember them,” Mr Woodward said.

Busselton RSL president Glenn Woodward with his wife Gaye Woodward
Camera IconBusselton RSL president Glenn Woodward with his wife Gaye Woodward Credit: Catherine Massey/Pictures: Catherine Massey, Catherine Massey
Wreaths were laid to commemorate the fallen World War I soldiers.
Camera IconWreaths were laid to commemorate the fallen World War I soldiers. Credit: Catherine Massey/Catherine Massey
Busselton RSL warden John Cutbush, with RSL volunteers Ted Watson and Neil Welland.
Camera IconBusselton RSL warden John Cutbush, with RSL volunteers Ted Watson and Neil Welland. Credit: Catherine Massey/Catherine Massey
St Mary Mackillop College year 10 students Kaitlyn Taylor, 16, Ruby Simonetti, 16, and Monica Peck, 15, with teacher Anthony Smith.
Camera IconSt Mary Mackillop College year 10 students Kaitlyn Taylor, 16, Ruby Simonetti, 16, and Monica Peck, 15, with teacher Anthony Smith. Credit: Catherine Massey/Catherine Massey
Busselton Unit 511ACU Army Cadets and lieutenant Shane Talbot.
Camera IconBusselton Unit 511ACU Army Cadets and lieutenant Shane Talbot.

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