Published on Friday, 12 November 2021 at 10:22:00 AM

11 November 2021 marks Remembrance Day when we recognise the service and sacrifice of the more than 102,000 Australian men and women who gave their lives in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Over a third of Western Australian men between 18 and 41 served in this conflict. 50 per cent of those were either killed or wounded. The deaths of 6,000 young Western Australians literally decimated a generation.

Originally known as Armistice Day, this solemn occasion marks the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front during the First World War, before becoming known as Remembrance Day following the Second World War.

Shire Council Members, staff and the Exmouth community have been joined by Policy Chief Elena Augustine and Management Officer Somer Bessire-Briers from the US Consulate in Perth at the Exmouth Cenotaph. Both have only recently arrived from the United States and the commemoration marked their first visit to the region.

Shire President Allston encouraged the community to stop and observe a minute’s silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – to commemorate our fallen servicemen and women.

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Media contact:
Sandra Flint, Coordinator Communications & Marketing, Shire of Exmouth
M: 0459 431 439 | E: sflint@exmouth.wa.gov.au

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