THE courage of Australians who enlisted to fight for their country was saluted in Remembrance Day commemorations across the Redlands.
Redlands RSL Sub Branch president Alan Harcourt said the greatest lesson gained from WWI, which ended 99 years ago on Saturday, November 11, was that ordinary men who fought and died to defend their country were anything but.
“He was one of those who by his deeds proved that real nobility and grandeur belong not to empires and nations but to the people on whom they, in the last resort, always depend,” he said.
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Mr Harcourt’s address was delivered to about 500 people gathered at Cleveland’s Anzac Park on Saturday, November 11.
The services of military nurses were also recognised with the unveiling of the park's latest statue – that of a nurse tending to a wounded Digger.
RSL south eastern district president Wendy Taylor, who served as a military nurse for 25 years including at Kuwait during the Gulf War, said she was humbled.
“This is a great honour for nurses,” she said.