The ceremony included the traditional minute’s silence and a formal wreath-laying.
Students from each of the Borough’s three primary schools were present.
Lieutenant Colonel David Millie (retired) addressed the gathering, drawing inspiration from the death of fellow officer and former colleague Lieutenant Colonel Jim Bourke – the man responsible for Operation Aussies Home.
The program was initiated to recover and bring home six remaining Australian Vietnam War soldiers declared Missing In Action.
“Some of the highs and lows of the life of Jim Bourke have been outlined. He gave noble service despite trials and tribulations, he was a compassionate man I am reminded as saying; you will know a man by his deeds.
“During the research [into] writing this tribute to Jim Bourke I wondered of the fundamental message we can learn from his story, for adults and for children. For me it is this; be faithful to your cause and persevere.”