The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. At 11.00am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Each year on 11 November, we commemorate this day and those who fought and fell in battle.
This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.
The mayor and the councillors of the City of Fremantle extend an invitation to the public to attend the annual Remembrance Day Memorial Service at Monument Hill Memorial Reserve, High Street Fremantle. Assembly at 10.45am for service commencement at 10.55am.
A special event at this years service will be the laying of 849 crosses by local school students. Each cross will bear the name of one of the men who left Fremantle to serve his country during World War One, never to return.