LEETON paused to reflect on sacrifices made during a short, but poignant Remembrance Day service on Monday.
Held at the town's cenotaph, a small crowd gathered to mark the occasion, also known as Armistice Day.
The service was led by RSL Sub-branch president John Power and included a minute silence at 11am to mark the official end to World War I.
The minute silence was signaled by the sounding of a siren from the Leeton fire station.
Some shop keepers also observed the moment by closing their doors around that time and falling silent, casting an eerie feel to the main street.
For the first time in many years, cars also stopped at the roundabout for a large part of the service as a sign of respect.
Mr Power said Remembrance Day was a day to reflect on those who have served in all conflicts.
"We also take this moment to thank our current serving men and women," he said. "We also remember those who are still suffering from their time in conflicts."
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years.
The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.
Today, Remembrance Day, like Anzac Day, is an occasion to remember and reflect on all wars and the sacrifice many have given or are still giving in honour of their country.
While Remembrance Day is a smaller service than Anzac Day in Leeton, its significance is the same.
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