Soldiers from Vietnam may have been through a different experience to younger war veterans, but East Maitland RSL Sub-Branch's Brad Keating said the bond they all shared was certainly significant.
Current and former service personnel will come together with community groups, schools and members of the public to honour Remembrance Day this Monday - 101 years on from when World War I came to an end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
"The day is extremely important," Mr Keating said.
"It's when we reflect on all of our mates we've lost during war.
The day is extremely important. It's when we reflect on all of our mates we've lost during war.Brad Keating
Mr Keating said the older veterans were working to bring those from more recent conflicts such as Afghanistan, Iraq and East Timor into the sub-branch and support them as they adjust to life after war.
"We've got the next generation coming through," he said. "To be part of a war zone is a unique thing. We've set up counselling rooms and we're working very hard to encompass them."
The sub-branch holds fortnightly a 'Coffee and a Chat' event for veterans.
Mr Keating said he did not expect as many people to attend this Remembrance Day ceremony as last year, which was the Centenary of Armistice and fell on a weekend.
But he said several local schools would be part of the day and all members of the public were also welcome to attend.
Remembrance Day services in Maitland
Maitland RSL Sub-Branch
The service will be held from 10.30am at the main cenotaph inside Maitland Park.
Anyone who wishes to lay a wreath or tribute at the ceremony should advise the sub-branch secretary by calling 4933 6900 between 10am and 12pm.
East Maitland RSL Sub-Branch
Assemble before 10.30am for a 10.40am service at East Maitland War Memorial on the corner of Williams Street and Newcastle Road, East Maitland.
After the Remembrance Day service, a light luncheon will be provided at the East Maitland War Memorial Centre Hall for RSL Sub-Branch members and their guests.