Remembrance Day 2019: Narromine pauses to reflect

The Narromine Shire fell silent at 11am on Monday to commemorate 101 years since the end of the war that was supposed to end all wars.

November 11 marks the day the Armistice was signed to end World War I - a conflict that claimed the lives of 60,000 Australians.

Neil Richardson led this year's address, while students from each of the schools laid several wreaths to pay their respects.

"Remembrance Day is a time to remember the honourable Australian service men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations," the federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said.


"Every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we mark this occasion - it was at this time and date in 1918 that the guns fell silent on the Western Front, officially ending the First World War," he said.

"The war came at a great cost for Australia, with more than 60,000 service men and women never returning home, from the 416,000 who enlisted.

"It is extremely important to instil an ongoing sense of remembrance and respect in future generations of Australians so our current and former serving defence personnel and their families know their sacrifices are honoured."