Remembrance Day was commemorated with small ceremonies throughout the South Burnett on Friday.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 98 years ago the guns fell silent … and the bloodiest conflict the world had experienced up until that time was finally over.
More than 102,000 Australians have died serving our country across the years.
Their names are recorded on the walls of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, but also on small memorials in just about every town across the country.
In the South Burnett, two new memorials were unveiled on Remembrance Day … at Kumbia (outside the Memorial Hall) and at Boondooma Homestead.
Red poppies also abounded at the commemorations, harking back to the Flanders fields where so many young men – including many from the South Burnett – died.
“We wear a red poppy to symbolise the end of World War I and the renewal of life, as the Flanders poppy was among the first plants that grew after the devastation on the battle fields in Northern France and Belgium,” Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said.