Remembrance Day 2017 in Maitland

PEOPLE in Maitland, Cessnock and surrounds took time out of their Saturday to stop and reflect.

At 11am, on the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I, residents commemorated Remembrance Day at a number of services across the area.

For those who couldn’t get to the service, here’s your chance to take a minute by yourself to remember the sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women.

Watch the video from the Maitland Park service below.

Related content – A 21st birthday at war

JOHN Fenwick can still remember the panic that came over Darwin every time the Japanese bombers flew over. 

“Every time the moon was out, over came the Japanese,” the 96-year-old from East Maitland recalled. 

He spent 14 months in Darwin during World War II, including a hectic year-long period when there were 65 Japanese bombing raids. 

There were plenty of close calls for the 21-year-old. 

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