Armistice centenary commemorated

LEST WE FORGET: Sunday’s Remembrance Day service held special significance as it marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Pictures: TODD LEWIS

REMEMBRANCE Day attracted hundreds of people to the Vansittart Park Soldiers Memorial on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the crowd observed a minute of silence for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The emotion-filled service had a special focus on the 100th anniversary of the guns falling silent on the Western Front.

With the war memorial surrounded by the red poppies matching those which grew on Flanders Field following the end of World War I, the Mount Gambier community remembered Australia’s war heroes.

War veterans, community leaders, school children and other members of the


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