At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.Australian War Memorial
The Campbelltown City Band is always honoured to provide musical accompaniment to the Remembrance Day service hosted by the Payneham RSL Sub-Branch.
Playing in the beautiful rotunda is quite a peaceful juxtaposition to the events being commemorated. With the dappled sunlight shining through the trees, the chirping of the birds and the light breeze flowing through, we are ever thankful to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our Country.
Lest We Forget