Camden Remembrance Day service 2018 honours the fallen

Hundreds of people made the trek to Camden’s Macarthur Park this morning to commemorate Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the armistice.

Warm weather didn’t stop large crowds from attending the solemn service hosted by Camden RSL Sub Branch.

The moving service featured readings, hymns and speeches.

This year’s commemorative address was given by Camden resident Len Carter.

Mr Carter established a living tribute to the Light Horsemen who trained at Menangle during WWI.

He spoke about Australia’s unknown soldier and what he represents.

“The unknown soldier memorial was not established to glorify war or peace,” he said.

“The unknown soldier honours the memory of all those men and women who laid down their lives in two world wars and those who are continuing to serve Australia today in peace-keeping and in war.

“May we honour the unknown soldier, the servicemen and women who are still with us today and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

“Lest we forget.”

Just before 11am a lone bugle player sounded The Last Post.

This was followed by a minute’s silence, where the only sound to be heard was the ringing of the St John’s Anglican Church bells.

The bells sounded 11 times to mark the centenary event.

The bugler then sounded the Reverie to end the minute silence.

The event also included the traditional laying of wreaths at the foot of the cenotaph, with guests representing a variety of community groups, organisations and schools.

Lest We Forget.