Warrnambool's poppies in full bloom for a day promising never to forget

The stirring sound of The Last Post marked the eleventh hour of the eleventh day as Warrnambool stopped to mark Remembrance Day on Saturday.

More than 100 people gathered at the city’s war memorial to pay their respects to those who served in war.

While the sun shone, Warrnambool RSL president John Miles addressed the crowd of serving forces, schools, politicians, and families, echoing the realities of war.

“At 5am on the eleventh of November, 1918...four years of hostilities ended, ...after enormous suffering and loss of life resulting from war,” he said.

His words were followed by prayers, a reading, The Ode, a minute’s silence and the national anthem.