Remembrance Day service in Yanchep National Park

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Retired Royal Military Police member Ken Robertson of Yanchep at the Remembrance Day service in Yanchep National Park on November 11. Picture: Anita McInnes

AT the Yanchep and Two Rocks RSL Remembrance Day service this morning families thought about their loved ones and others who have died or suffered in wars and armed conflicts.

Sherilynn and Michael Lefeuvre said they attended the Yanchep National Park service to carry on a family tradition.

The Yanchep residents said they were thinking of a grandfather and a son.

Warren and Joy Naudin of Yanchep said they attended every service each year.

Mr Naudin said his father, his two brothers and sister were in the military in World War II.

“I was drafted for the Vietnam War but not pulled out,’’ he said.

“We remember not just family but everyone else who served,’’ he said.

Annette Livesy representing Pearce MHR Christian Porter at the Remembrance Day service in Yanchep National Park today. Picture: Anita McInnes

Mrs Naudin said her father was heavily involved in World War II but he never spoke about it.

She said she only found out years later he had been in Borneo and brought in some Japanese to sign surrender papers.

Yanchep and Two Rocks RSL president Bill Jones gave an address before the wreaths were placed at the memorial.

Lancelin Police tweeted they were honoured to place a wreath at the Lancelin and Coastal Districts Remembrance Day service.

What is now called Remembrance Day evolved from Armistice Day, which recognised that at 11 am on November 11, 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.