Busselton honours Remembrance Day

THERE were a sea ofred poppies and silent tears at 11am today as people came to Memorial Park inBusselton to remember those who died or suffered in the First World War.
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Busselton residentsgathered today for a minute silence to remember those who put their lives atrisk for their country.

This year marks the95th anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War.

President of the RSLBusselton Club Bob Woods said 32 soldiers from Busselton were killed in thewar.

Mr Woods went on toremember the Yelverton family from the Busselton district which saw three sonsgo to war, with one who didn’t return.

“These people werefamily people and friends, we should remember the individuals who fought andnot just the thousands,” he said.

Wreaths were laid onbehalf of Busselton councillors and community groups as well as widows ofdeceased soldiers.

The minute ofsilence was followed by the crowd singing the Australian national anthemtogether and all were invited to lunch at the RSL Club.

The crowd were welcomed and encouraged to remember the 60 000 Australians who died in the First World War.

The local residents at Busselton’s Memorial Service

RSL Busselton Club President Bob Woods addresses the crowd

Wreaths were laid on behalf of Busselton councillors and community groups.

Busselton war widows laid a wreath

Wreaths were laid on behalf of Busselton councillors and community groups.

Busselton locals gathered for the service at Memorial Park with their poppies and thoughts of loved ones.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of Busselton councillors and community groups.

A crowd member stops to remember.

The colourful and meaningful wreaths.

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