Schoolchildren lay crosses at Monument Hill War Memorial as part of Rememberance Day

Clockwise from left: Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt (centre) prepares to lay a wreath with other dignitaries; Year 5 student Hamish Ravenscroft holds up a cross; Crosses bearing the names of the 849 Fremantle men who fought in World War I.
Clockwise from left: Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt (centre) prepares to lay a wreath with other dignitaries; Year 5 student Hamish Ravenscroft holds up a cross; Crosses bearing the names of the 849 Fremantle men who fought in World War I.

HUNDREDS of schoolchildren from Fremantle and surrounds converged at the Monument Hill War Memorial last week for Remembrance Day.

Instead of being solely part of the audience, the students were given crosses to lay at the memorial following the proceedings, each bearing the name of one of the 849 Fremantle men who fought in World War I. The Fremantle Men’s Shed crafted the crosses.