November 11 a time to pay our respects
People in the South West should make an effort to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to commemorate the centenary of Armistice.
The Remembrance Day service, held on Sunday, November 11, will be an opportunity for the community to pay its respects to those who served in World War I.
The fact Bunbury has been chosen as one of seven sites in the State to feature the light presentation of the 59,000 red poppies, representing those who died in World War I, shows the importance of remembering the fallen and those who returned.
Bunbury Returned and Services League subbranch president John Gelmi said he had seen an increase in people at services each year since he started in his role.
Whole families are coming to the services to honour the sacrifice made by those who laid down their lives to serve their country.
It is important that the story of those sacrifices is passed on to the next generation so the memory of those brave men and women remains.
Remembrance Day is not just for those who served in WWI but an opportunity to thank all our service men and women who have served in all wars since.
It is a time to reflect on the heroic part our nation has played in making the world what it is today.
Lest we forget.