AT 11am on Sunday, November 11 people in many parts of the world, will stop for two minutes in silence to remember when the guns of war finally fell silent to mark the end of the First World War.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and many special events have been organised.
In the Forrestfield Library a display has been prepared showing some of the stories surrounding this historical event which took place in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiegne in France.
For many of the soldiers, it was hard to believe that this conflict that had taken over 60,000 Australian lives had finally come to an end.
Everything seemed just the same with tired troops and cold, drizzly winter weather.
As part of the display, the Men’s Health Peer Education (the Men’s Health Shop) will have information for veterans on many subjects including available financial and counselling services and contact numbers for vets and their families needing assistance.
There are also free children’s activity kits which have been prepared by parishioners from St Stephen’s Anglican Church and these contain information on the Armistice, craft activities and puzzles.
The display will be on until Monday, November 12.