"On Remembrance Day we think about all the soldiers in all the wars," said nine-year-old Zac, who proudly wore medallions from his great-grandfather's time in the Australian army this morning.
He was among an estimated 2000 people who paid tribute to Australia's defence forces at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in King's Park.
It was one of many ceremonies held to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the hostilities of World War I ended in 1918.
Among the guests in Perth were Defence Minister Stephen Smith, Governor Malcolm McCusker and Premier Colin Barnett.
Addressing the crowd of families gathered in the sunshine, Mr McCusker said it was important to not only remember the fallen soldiers of past wars, but to also honour today's servicemen and women.
"They face peril every day," he said.
The Returned and Services League of Australia WA branch president William Gaynor said Remembrance Day was just as important to observe as Anzac Day.
"I think it's a very appropriate day because it recognises the contribution of servicemen and women in all the forces over the past 100 years," he told AAP.
"It also commemorates the 100,000 young Aussies who have been killed in wars."
Mr Gaynor said he was pleased to see so many young children and families at the event.
"It's important for the younger generation to be exposed to this type of commemorative service," he said.
"It can't be left to pass through the sands of time."