Paying tribute to all wars

RESPECT: Chris Cowley lays a wreath during the 2018 Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

RESPECT: Chris Cowley lays a wreath during the 2018 Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

The sacrifice made by those Australian soldiers in all wars and conflicts will be remembered at the Whyalla Returned Services League (RSL) Sub-Branch Remembrance Day service on Monday, November 11.

The service will mark 101 years since the end of World War I, with veterans and present day soldiers alike encouraged to attend along with the community.

It will kick off at 10:45am at the Memorial Oval gates on the corner of Bradford and Wileman Street. The minute's silence will be held at 11am to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

After the service all attending are invited back to Whyalla RSL Clubrooms on Essington Lewis Avenue for a drink, a chat, and something to eat.

Following the end of World War II the Australian and British governments agreed that the focus of the day should be on all those who died in service of their country during conflict.

Whyalla RSL Sub-Branch President Kevin Higgins said he wasn't expecting huge numbers at the service due to Remembrance Day falling on a working day, but encouraged those who can't attend to still get involved.

"At 11am or close to it they can have their own minute's silence to remember those who fought in all conflicts," he said.

"Remembrance Day is an opportunity for veterans to think about their mates who served in other wars."

Mayor Clare McLaughlin and Memorial Oval Primary School have been invited to attend the service along with the Patriots Military Motorcycle Club Iron Knob Chapter.