SHEPPARTON paused in solemn reflection on November 11, as the echoes of a bygone era resonated through the silence. Marking the moment in 1918 when the guns of the Western Front fell silent, the community gathered at the cenotaph on the corner of Fryers and Welsford Streets.
This poignant ceremony, held annually, commemorates the end of the First World War and pays tribute to those who suffered or lost their lives in all wars and armed conflicts.
As the clock struck 11, the crowd of 200, a mix of veterans and community members, bowed their heads in respect, observing a minute’s silence.
The silence was not just a tribute to the past, but a call for peace and remembrance in our times. In Shepparton, as in the rest of Australia, we remember.