Remembrance Day commemorations in Launceston

Hundreds of locals turned out to pay their respects to those who fought for our peace in Launceston on Saturday.

Launceston RSL sub-branch honorary secretary Nadia Titley said celebrating Remembrance Day was very important. 

“We are celebrating Remembrance Day. It’s 99 years since it started, but it’s imperative that ann one who signed that dotted line to support our country is remembered,” she said. 

Ms Titley said she was “absolutely” happy with this year’s turn out. 

“The crowd is bigger than last year. I would nearly say it was double on what we had last Remembrance Day. It’s awesome,” she said. 

Ms Titley said there had been a big focus on getting the message out there that it is okay to come to Remembrance Day events. 

“There is a bigger focus now on mental health … We’ve spent a lot of time getting out in to the community and letting them know that it okay.”