Remembrance Day in the Southern Highlands | PHOTOS

Hundreds of Highlanders attended remembrance ceremonies held across the region on Saturday morning, November 11 to mark 99 years since the end of World War I.

A special ceremony was held at the Mittagong RSL, where ex-service men and women, the loved ones of those lost to the violence of war, and other members of the community came together to pause and remember. 

Elaine and Garnett Neville Whitby at the Mittagong RSL's service.

Elaine and Garnett Neville Whitby at the Mittagong RSL's service.

Students from Frensham School spoke at the service, reflecting on the history of what it is we remember, and why. 

Guests wore red poppies to commemorate the occasion. The poppy remains a symbol of Remembrance Day, due to the famous poem which noted the abundance of the flower on the blood-soaked Flanders Fields in Belgium.

Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.