Remembrance Day service

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent on the Western Front, thus marking the end to The Great War of 1914-1918.

Each year on November 11, people pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to fend for this nation.

Services in Naracoorte and Lucindale will be held at both of its War Memorials beginning at 10.30am on Monday.

These services are free to attend, and people are encouraged to take two minutes of silence to remember the great servicemen and women who fought in the war.

At last year's service, crosses with a red poppy attached were propped up to signify all the lives lost.

Poppies were the flower which grew on the battlefield after World War One ended.

The Poppy Appeal - a worldwide fundraiser - was started to raise funds for returned and ex servicemen and their families.

The money helps veterans support their families, find jobs or fund any other support they may need.

Since the Appeal began, poppies have become a way to honour not just those who died during the first war, but everyone who died servicing their country.

The Great War is considered one of the deadliest wars in history.

It claimed about 37 million lives - both military personnel and civilians - with about 64 thousand of them being Australians.

At last year's service in Naracoorte, Jo Callaghan conducted the introduction and conclusion.

Students from Naracoorte South Primary School, Naracoorte High School, Naracoorte Primary School, Naracoorte Sunrise Campus and Frances Primary School gave readings and prayers.

Once the wreaths were laid, president of the Naracoorte RSL Sub-Branch Rob Crowe led The Ode of Remembrance.

The tradition of The Last Post was played and a minute of silence was had, followed by a performance of The National Anthem.

Those who wish to pay their respects can do so at either War Memorial.