Australia paused for one minute on Friday in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
November 11 marked 98 years since the armistice that ended World War I.
A solemn service was also held at Calvary Retirement Community, where Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon planted a Lone Pine tree in honour of former resident Bert Ferres, who passed away in August.
Mr Ferres was a Rat of Tobruk who received the highly-prestigious Military Medal for his bravery under German machine-gun fire in World War II.
Mr Fitzgibbon purchased the Lone Pine plant from the Australian War Memorial and donated it in the name of his recently deceased father-in-law Allan McKay, who was also a Calvary resident.
“We paused to remember all those who have served, particularly those who paid the ultimate price,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.
“It's for all of us to ensure we never fodder their deeds, courage and sacrifice.”
RSL Sub-branches hosted services at Cessnock, Kurri, Weston and Branxton.
See more photos from Cessnock RSL Sub-branch’s Remembrance Day service here.
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