More than 130 congregate in Tanunda Memorial Gardens to mark Remembrance Day

Children as young as three were among the 130-plus community members to join in Monday's (today) Remembrance Day service held at Tanunda.

Their presence was warmly acknowledged by Father Mark Sexton who officiated the service with supported by Tanunda RSL president Trevor and vice president Lee Martin.

The poignant service was held at the beautifully manicured Tanunda Memorial Gardens, which included cross to in place to remember the fallen soldiers

Vibrant blood red roses dancing in the wind also added to the atmosphere.

During the service Father Sexton shared the history behind honouring the fallen soldiers at the 11th hour.

He explained how last year was the centenary of the armistice this year, this year's the centenary of the first time that Remembrance Day was honoured.

"That war affected so many people," he said.

"...afterwards it was felt we had to mark the fact millions who were killed, it was an environmental disaster as well. The Germans had cleared felled thousands of hectares of forest in Belgium and France."

He reiterated how something had to be done to mark this momentous occasion in time, which did not come from a officials but through a letter sent to a newspaper, suggesting that maybe it would be a good idea to mark the 11th hour.

"And so that's how it (Remembrance Day) started," Father Sexton added.

Wreaths were laid at the garden's cenotaph by a number of community members, including family members, Carla Wiese-Smith on behalf of Schubert MP Stephan Knoll, students from Faith College and two children and their carer from Stepping Stone Tanunda Childcare and Early Development Centre.

The singing of hymns were supported by the Tanunda Lutheran Homes singers.

The service ended with the community singing both the Australian and New Zealand national anthems.

The public was also invited back to the Tanunda RSL Hut for a luncheon.