RSL president pleased with service turnout

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Former servicemen of all generations march in unison to the Remembrance Day Service at the Bunbury War Memorial.
Camera IconFormer servicemen of all generations march in unison to the Remembrance Day Service at the Bunbury War Memorial. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Hundreds of people turned out yesterday for the Remembrance Day Service at the Bunbury War Memorial.

Dozens of former servicemen of all generations marched in unison to the service, lead by a member of the 10th Light Horse Bunbury Troop backed by claps of support from onlookers.

Bunbury RSL president John Gelmi was thrilled by the turn out and reminded the public why it was important to mark Remembrance Day.

“It’s important that people show their respect and appreciation for those people that have given their lives.

Former servicemen of all generations stand to attention during the Remembrance Day Service at the Bunbury War Memorial.
Camera IconFormer servicemen of all generations stand to attention during the Remembrance Day Service at the Bunbury War Memorial. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

“A lot of them gave their lives but a lot came back very damaged mentally and physically.

“We’ve still got a lot of men and women in the army, navy and air force serving overseas.”

Mr Gelmi also thanked every other service responsible for keeping Australia safe.

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