Local fallen soldiers remembered

The Eyre Peninsula fell silent on Saturday as the region stopped to remember those who have given their lives in war.

The Cleve District Council held a service at the war memorial by Cleve Lutheran Pastor Keith McNichol with singing from the Cleve Melody Singers.

The service was attended by about 50 people, with mayor Roger Nield, the Cleve Melody Singers and the Cleve and Districts Mental Health Group laying wreaths at the memorial.

The service was followed by coffee at the RSL hall, which had opened for the public to view its displays.

The Franklin Harbour District Council also held a service on Saturday morning.

Franklin Harbour District Council mayor Robert Starr, who attended the service and laid a wreath, said it was the usual good turnout of 50 or 60 people.

The Kimba District Council held its Remembrance Day service at the Institute Memorial Gardens

The service was facilitated by Kimba District Council mayor Dean Johnson and the Kimba RSL.

Mr Johnson said it was a nice service, attended by around 50 people.

He said it was important for communities to still mark events like Remembrance Day, particularly for the newer generations.

“It’s important for the newer generations to remember the sacrifices that were given so that we can live the wonderful lives we have,” he said.

Remembrance Day this year marked the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I on the Western Front.