Every year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operation.
This year was no exception, though Remembrance Day had a special significance in 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
One hundred years ago, on the 11th of November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating the Armistice was signed.
A crowd of locals observed a minute’s silence as they gathered between two Lombardy poplars and the Second World War flagpoles at the intersection of Ferguson Street and Nelson Place.
The Williamstown Memorial occupies a prominent position of two keys streets, terminating the vista looking down Ferguson Street toward the sea, with the cenotaph often visited by locals and visitors to pay their respects.
More to come.