From the Maitland Mercury report:
It’s a week when the town reflects on our champion Les Darcy, who inspired the flood plains and eventually a nation. I have been reading about Maitland’s favorite son and, yes, the boy could fight, but it is the stories of his commitment to family that are what really inspire me.
He was a man who sacrificed his body with the goal of setting up his family’s financial future. He also took a massive risk and went against the convention of the time to fight for his family’s future in the US as opposed to fighting in WWI.
For business owners involved in Maitland Business Chamber, our sacrifices may not be as large but our commitment to creating financial prosperity or building something that our family will be proud of is what drives most entrepreneurs.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 22 May 2017.