Remembrance Day 2017: A very moving ceremony at Narromine | Photos

About 50 people gathered to mark Remembrance Day at the cenotaph on Saturday.

The region’s schools were well-represented, and Narromine RSL subbranch president Neil Richardson said he was grateful for the community’s strong attendance.

“It was great to see them there,” he said of the students, many of whom lay wreaths on behalf of their school.

“It gives you a bit of heart.”

“I think it’s important that they understand what their ancestors have gone through, what forged this country of ours.

“About 20 years ago the school kids weren’t really interested. Now they’re much more aware of what has happened.”

Remembrance Day this year marked 99 years since the armistice was signed, marking the end of the worst conflict the world had ever seen.

While it was important to understand the history, Mr Richardson said, it was also important to acknowledge all those who had died while serving Australia, and to learn from history.

“It’s 100 years since Beersheba, and Passchendaele was only a couple of days after it,” he said.

“It’s something we should remember, not only then but all the way through. We’ve got Afghanistan now, the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam … it’s remembering everyone that has lost their life.

“I think it’s pretty important to understand what happened. It’s part of our history … It was nice to see as many people as we had there.”