Remembrance Day 2019 observed across Fleurieu Peninsula | PHOTOS

In Victor Harbor young and old attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at Soldiers Memorial Gardens.

There were veterans from wartime conflicts and students from schools throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula paying respects to those who served and lost their lives to give Australia the freedom it enjoys today.

Victor Harbor RSL president David Miller ran the proceedings with the aid of pastor Lew Saunders, City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins, Victor Harbor Army Cadets and the City of Victor Harbor Band.

November 11 marks the anniversary of the end of World War I and it was heartening to see more than 200 students attend the Remembrance Day Service in Victor Harbor.

Students in Years 8 and 9 at Victor Harbor High School walked to Soldiers Memorial Gardens to join with the community in a show of respect and gratitude for those who served in war.

A School spokesperson said Year 9 students had been studying the earliest days of Australia's formation as a nation in its own right and November 11 is an important date in the country's history.

"The school student leaders laid wreaths at the Cross of Sacrifice on behalf of the school. It was moving to see our students cadets take part in such a special ceremony," the spokesperson said.

"It is essential that our young people understand their history and how it impacts who we are and what we stand for and perhaps more importantly what we don't."

In Port Elliot, young people were a prominent part of the service, with students from all local schools attending and laying wreaths, and Victor Harbor Cadets forming a catafalque party.

Crosses with poppies in the garden represented locals who served during times of conflict, and the Port Elliot RSL branch president's wife Jeannie Watson sang the national anthem.

At Yankalilla it was a small and solemn service, but those who gathered found it important to pay their respects on Remembrance Day.

Five wreaths were laid and poppies adorned people's coats and shirts.

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