EAST Fremantle's Leeuwin Barracks will open its gates on November 11 and the community is invited to join them in paying their Remembrance Day respects.
Commemorating the end of World War I, the ceremony will be held at the barrack’s main Flag Station and will have a school choir and the Wheatbelt District band in attendance, as well as barrack personnel and Legacy war widows.
Leeuwin Barracks chaplain Andrew McNeill said it was important for the barracks to not only hold the service but to invite members of the community to take part.
‘The barracks is a well-known location in the area and the community would expect us to continue to follow the long-standing traditions of the military, especially on anniversary days,’ he said.
‘It is our responsibility and privilege as Defence Force members of those who have ‘received the baton’ from those who went before us to remember that the freedoms we celebrate and the peace we enjoy were bought at great cost by those who gave their lives in time of war.
‘We proudly take our place beside them and especially their descendants, giving them great assurance that we are personally thankful and will never forget.’
The Leeuwin Barracks will hold its Remembrance Day Service on Tuesday, November 11, at 10.15am.
To RSVP, call Olwen on 9311 2525.