ON NOVEMBER 11, 1918 the guns fell silent as German delegates signed an armistice ceasefire agreement.

And on Monday, 95 years later, Freedom Park in Hervey Bay and Queens Park in Maryborough fell silent to honour that signing and remember the 102,784 Australians who died at war.

Under blue skies the Last Post rang from Freedom Park as the crowd paused to remember the sacrifices made by those who have gone before.

The frail but spirited veterans stood side by side with schoolchildren to lay wreaths at the cenotaph.

 In Maryborough, a crowd of about 100 people gathered at Queens Park for the intimate ceremony.

A plaque was also unveiled in the Maryborough RSL garden in memory of fallen nurses in all conflicts.

Hervey Bay sub-branch president John Kelsey also paid tribute to Australian war veterans who had died since returning home.

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