Naracoorte Remembrance Day 2019 | PHOTOS

Locals gathered at the Naracoorte War Memorial for the annual Remembrance Day service on Monday morning, honouring those who sacrificed their lives for their country.

The day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, a war which took the lives of about 64,000 Australians.

SA Police's Jo Callaghan led the service which began with the reciting of a hymn which Naracoorte Lucindale mayor Erika Vickery led, and was followed by prayers and readings from students at local schools.

Naracoorte South Primary School read In Flanders Fields, Naracoorte High School recited Psalm 23 and read the Prayer of Remembrance, Naracoorte Primary School read We Shall Keep the Faith and Naracoorte Sunrise Campus recited John 15.

The readings were followed by the laying of the wreaths which Naracoorte RSL, the National Service Association, Naracoorte Legacy Widows, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, SA Police, SA Country Women's Association, Red Cross, Suicide Prevention, local schools and the Light Horse Association took part in.

President of the Naracoorte RSL Sub-Branch Rob Crowe took to the microphone for The Ode of Remembrance.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."

The town centre fell silent as people took a minute's silence to remember the fallen.

The service wrapped up with the Australian National Anthem led by the school choirs, and as people peeled off, some approached the memorial to pay their respects once more.

Services were also held locally in Penola and Lucindale.