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Caboolture RSL sub-branch members Glenn Willmann and Bruce Miller hold up poppies in remembrance.
Caboolture RSL sub-branch members Glenn Willmann and Bruce Miller hold up poppies in remembrance. Vicki Wood/sca021112remember

TAKE a moment to reflect at 11am on November 11 and remember those who have lost their lives at war.

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18).

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

Caboolture-Morayfield & District RSL Sub branch will hold its service at Fernhill Village RSL Care in Caboolture.

Branch president Bruce Miller encouraged members of the community to be a part of the service and honour the fallen.

"The importance of Remembrance Day is a traditional thing - it commemorates the end of a war that was to end all wars. Little were we to know there was going to be another one not long after," Mr Miller said.

"It was called The Great War because it really was horrendous for the world."

Mr Miller said although Remembrance Day was overshadowed by bigger days like Anzac Day, it still held great significance for Australia.

"We lost so many people in The Great War. It had such an effect on a young country that was just getting on its feet and just establishing itself as a new country," he said.

"Then this came along and we lost a tremendous amount of young men that were needed to develop our new country - it made a great difference to the ongoing development of Australia itself. It had a great effect on our country.

"A lot of people, especially in this area, a lot of young farmers and young sons left here, went to war and never returned."

Those wishing to attend this year's Caboolture Remembrance Day service are asked to arrive at 10.30am for 11am.

Father George from St Michael's will be the padre for the service and guest speaker will be Major Andrew Dahl, a returned veteran from Afghanistan and Army Reserve member.

The sub branch will be selling poppies and other merchandise at Bunnings Morayfield and Caboolture Park Shopping Centre until Saturday.

For information about the day, phone the sub branch on 54901609.

The Deception Bay RSL Sub Branch will hold its service at the war memorial opposite the bowls club from 10.45am. If you wish to lay a wreath or flowers, phone Peter Jones on 32030424.

Stalls selling Remembrance Day items will be open at Deception Bay Shopping Centre and Burpengary Plaza until Saturday.

For information, phone Stephen on 38883970.

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