Broome community to honour lives lost in conflict for Remembrance Day

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Wreaths were laid before the memorial before a minute silence.
Camera IconWreaths were laid before the memorial before a minute silence. Credit: Broome Advertiser/Jane Murphy

In a solemn and heartfelt tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, community members and leaders will join the Broome Returned and Services League for a Remembrance Day ceremony at Bedford Memorial Park on November 11.

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, attendees will observe a moment of silence while the Last Post plays, before community groups lay wreaths at the foot of the war memorial in a display of commemoration and respect for lives lost to conflicts throughout history.

After the ceremony attendees are invited for morning tea at the Broome RSL branch.

The Broome War Memorial bears the names of 56 Broome residents who perished in “the war to end all wars”.

Remembrance Day marks the moment an Armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany in 1918 ending World War I, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century.

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The Armistice was followed by the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended the state of war between the Allies and Germany.

The day has since been honoured by Australia and Allied countries to remember those who have died fighting for their nation.

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