LEST WE FORGET: Pastor Keith Jackson plays the bugle at the Remembrance Day Service at Lismore.
LEST WE FORGET: Pastor Keith Jackson plays the bugle at the Remembrance Day Service at Lismore. Marc Stapelberg

Paying respects to our soldiers

AUSTRALIAN Women's Army Service member Lorna Symonds remembers folding countless parachutes for supply drops as part of a 30-person squad in Brisbane during the Second World War.

She was stationed at the Brisbane Aerodrome, where she made life-long friendships and contributed to the war effort.

More than 100 other service people, dignitaries and public attendees paid their respects to the First World War servicemen and women at a Remembrance Day service yesterday.

It was marked with a bugle call at 11am at the Memorial Baths in Lismore.

There were a large number of school students in attendance.

City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch president Cecil Harris said it was fantastic to see young people make the effort to come out.

"What people must remember is that Australia was only a small country then with a small population," he said.

"And it was the greatest loss of young men that the nation had ever seen and back at home the people were suffering, too, because of the great loss.

"Hopefully our children will never have to go through a conflict as demanding as that one."



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