Forbes pauses on Remembrance Day

A good crowd turned out at the cenotaph in Victoria Park for the Remembrance Day service on Saturday.

Saturday November 11 marked the 99th anniversary of the armistice that ended four years of continuous hostilities in World War I.

This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, the Australian War Memorial records state.

The allied nations chose this day and time to remember all those who suffered or lost their lives during wars and armed conflicts.

Representatives from Forbes North Public School and St Laurence’s Primary School took part in the formal wreath laying at Saturday’s service.

Student leaders from Forbes High School and Red Bend Catholic College read out the names of local servicemen who died fighting for their country.

Forbes RSL sub-branch president Michael Walker led the service which ended with the playing of the Last Post and a minute’s silence at 11am.