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City pauses to remember
City pauses to remember

Traffic came to a standstill on historic Hannan Street and miners stopped underground for a minute’s silence yesterday as Kalgoorlie-Boulder marked 94 years since guns on the Western Front fell silent.

Kalgoorlie RSL president David Elson said the league dedicated this Remembrance Day to Australians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The ongoing current conflicts affect us all in some way,” Mr Elson said.

“It may be a family member or loved one serving, the nightly news, or hearing another tragic loss of life by a brave soldier.”

Roger McDonald, brother of fallen commando Lance-Cpl Mervyn McDonald who was killed in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash in August, placed a cross as a tribute at the Kalgoorlie War Memorial.

Forty-one balloons were released during yesterday’s service as a tribute to each servicemen killed.

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