WATCH: Community shows support at Remembrance Day services
HUNDREDS of people attended Remembrance Day services across the Fraser Coast.
While Remembrance Day signifies the Allied Forces victory back on the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, it still is a sombre occasion.
Urangan's Robin Jones, Military Medal and Order of Australia Medal recipient, said it was important to keep the Remembrance Day tradition alive.
The Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam veteran said he felt a sense of duty to attend.
"I think we owe a duty to our forefathers, the freedom we live under and beautiful place where we all reside, Australia," he said.
Close to 200 showed up to pay their respects at the at the Cenotaph in Queens Park, while more than 500 in Hervey Bay turned up to Pialba's Freedom Park.
President of the Hervey Bay RSL Pipe Band, Tom Prattis, was recruited as a combat engineer from the Nashos to serve in the Vietnam War.
"We provided infrastructure for the task force and those on the field," he said.
"We helped to set up things like the water supply and plant equipment."
Mr Prattis proudly wore his grandfather Tom Prattis' WWI medals and his father Hugh Prattis' WWII medals on his right shoulder, as well as his own on his left.
Included in his medal collection were the Pacific, Atlantis and Burma stars received by his father.
Tom recollected the war tales once he heard from his grandfather.
"When I was a young boy, I didn't realise the horror of it," he said.
Mr Prattis said it was hard to get over the devastation caused by war.
For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon, 1914
They shall not grow old, as we that are left to grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.