HASTINGS Secondary College was well represented at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the newly located cenotaph near Town Green.
The captains from both Westport Campus and Port Macquarie Campus laid wreaths and Shawn Wilson was invited by President of the Port Macquarie RSL Sub-branch, Mr Greg Laird, to be the guest speaker.
Shawn spoke at length about war and how it destroys so many people. He spoke about World War 1 in particular, and how the statistics recorded by history fail to document the human cost.
He went on to praise the RSL movement for all it has done over so many years for families and communities throughout Australia.
Shawn was a most impressive guest speaker, something that not only Mr Laird acknowledged, but many others. Numerous people approached him afterwards to congratulate him, including local member Leslie Williams.
Mayor Peter Besseling and Superintendent Paul Fehon were also impressed with his speech.