West Coast towns observe Remembrance Day | GALLERY

Community members in Ceduna and Streaky Bay gathered for Remembrance Day services on Saturday.

The Ceduna service took place at the Soldiers’ Memorial Park, as organised by the Ceduna RSL sub-branch.

A crowd of about 75 people attended as light rain fell during the service which started with an introduction from branch president Brenton Bergmann.

The service was led by Pastor Allan Wain as the park fell silent to remember the moment in 1918 when the guns on the Western Front ceased firing following more than four years of continuous warfare and an armistice was reached which marked the end of World War I.

Pastor Wain also noted how this year marked the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba.

Veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War and other conflicts gathered to remember those who fought and died for their country.

Wreaths were laid to mark the closing of the ceremony, with community members then invited to the RSL Hall for lunch.

At Streaky Bay, Remembrance Day was observed at the Streaky Bay RSL with about 100 people in attendance.

The service was conducted by Father Matthew Newman, with the Ode recited by Streaky Bay RSL sub-branch president Peter Payne.

Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph by various community groups, including the District Council of Streaky Bay and SA Police.

After the service a sausage sizzle was enjoyed by many who stayed to look around the hall and view the photos and items on display.