A small crowd of about 30 people gathered around the Dungog RSL Club to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Dungog RSL Sub-Branch president Neil Tickle was somewhat disappointed by the smaller than usual turnout.
"Disappointing. The turnout, I thought, was fairly ordinary. I accept the fact that a lot of people were probably over at the Dungog Show but a lot of the sub-branch members didn't come," he said.
"Remembrance Day has never been a huge commemoration in Australia. ANZAC Day has gone from strength to strength but I think it's done so at Remembrance Day's expense."
Part of the reason why Mr Tickle believes days like ANZAC Day receive more attention is because of the national narrative that has been formed around Gallipoli whereas Remembrance Day doesn't hold the same sentiment among Australians.
"I think in this country we tend to remember specific things that affect us the most. ANZAC Day is basically based on Gallipoli and although it was a defeat in a way it was a triumph," he said.
"Remembrance Day was the first world war ending not with a bang but with a whimper to a large degree."
It saddened Mr Tickle to see such a small crowd however he has seen membership in the Sub-Branch dwindle for some time due to existing members ageing and them struggling to find new members, leading the Sub-Branch to begin accepting affiliate members.
Mr Tickle also thanked the RSL Sub-Branch members who helped organise the ceremony on the day as well as those who did attend.
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