2017 Remembrance Day service in Bunbury | photos

The Bunbury Returned and Services League sub-branch held a short service on Saturday to commemorate Remembrance Day. 

The service began with a short march in the CBD towards the Stirling Street memorial. The ceremony also included wreath laying, a minute’s silence and the Last Post.

The Bunbury City Band also performed a number of songs before and during the service. 

Bunbury RSL president John Gelmi said Remembrance Day commemorated the Australian soldiers whom fought in World War I. 

“The service pays tribute to those that made the supreme sacrifice, we also think of the families left behind whom endured immense suffering because of the loss of their beloved ones.

“Every serviceman lost at war leaves a devastated family and that’s current to this day.”

This Remembrance Day marked the 99th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I.

After four years of warfare in Europe, the Western Front fell silent at 11am on November 11, 1918. 

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has since signified the ceasing of hostilities on the Western Front as well as remembrance for servicemen lost in World War I.