LEST WE FORGET: Ray Watherston and Spike Dainer at the Remembrance Day service at the Workshops Rail Museum.
LEST WE FORGET: Ray Watherston and Spike Dainer at the Remembrance Day service at the Workshops Rail Museum. Cordell Richardson

City pauses to remember our heroes for Remembrance Day

AS THE bugle played The Last Post, tears slowly rolled down the faces of those who attended the Remembrance Day service at The Workshops Rail Museum.

A crowd gathered at the cenotaph to lay wreaths and hold a minute silence at 11am to commemorate 101 years since the end of World War I.

Ipswich Railways Sub Branch president Ray Watherston said Remembrance Day was an important day in our nation's history to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom.

"We honour those who have served. These people have made a significant contribution to the defence of Australia through the years of our history," Mr Watherston said.

"We pause to remember those who gave their lives, those who were wounded or suffered injuries, whether it be physical or mental.

"We also remember the families who paid the price of the sacrifices of their sons and brothers."

To see more photographs, and to read more about the cenotaph's history, visit www.qt.com.au.