The Pilbara community gathered last Friday to pay their respects and honour the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This year marked 104 years since the World War I armistice and more than 100 people stood silent at the Karratha RSL at 11am to remember those who served. The memorial day is embraced by countries in the Commonwealth on November 11 each year, recognising the formal end of the war. The service in Karratha was held at the local RSL sub branch with Karratha police, the Pilbara Regiment, City of Karratha, SES, St John Ambulance, and local schools among the representatives who joined residents for the tribute. The Port Hedland service was held at the Port Hedland RSL while the Shire of Ashburton held a service in Onslow at the Onslow Memorial Park. In Exmouth a service was held at the Exmouth Cenotaph with veterans, community members and visitors attending as well as the United States Consul-General Siriana Nair. Exmouth Shire president Darlene Allston said the ceremony recognised the service and sacrifice of all men and women who gave their lives in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. “We reflect on the price that Australia and all countries around the world have paid through centuries of war and conflict — until today,” she said.