Brave sacrifice honoured

Last Post was sounded during the ceremony.
Last Post was sounded during the ceremony.

About 200 people gathered for the service at 11am on November 11, with the public joining current and former military personnel including a large contingent from HMAS Stirling.

Rockingham RSL sub-branch vice-president Lyndon Jackson led the service before dozens of wreaths were laid at the base of the monument and a gun salute.

HMAS Stirling Commander Matt Blenkin said it was a chance to remember those lost and pay tribute to Australians still serving overseas.

Many schools and workplaces paused at 11am for a minute’s silence, as did shoppers at Rockingham Shopping Centre.