Service allows a chance reflect on casualties of war
At 11am on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.
A peace settlement had been called for which eventually led to an unconditional surrender and the end of World War I the next year.
The hour, day and month when hostilities ceased has become associated around the world as a time to remember those who have been lost to war.
Two minutes silence was popularly adopted and has since become a central feature of commemorations on what was formerly known as Armistice Day.
After the end of World War II, the Australian and British Governments changed its name to Remembrance Day, with Armistice Day no longer an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead.
A Remembrance Day service will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at 10.30am at the Karratha and Districts Returned Services Club, 7 Dwyer Place, Millars Well.
All are welcome to attend, with the traditional two minutes silence undertaken at 11am.
Residents are urged to encourage those who cannot make the service at the RSL to pause at this time and remember the servicemen and women lost to war.
For more information, contact the City of Karratha events team on 9186 8666 or email events@ karratha.wa.gov.au.
You can find out more about the history of Remembrance Day on the Australian War Memorial website, www.awm.gov.au.