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Laurieton pauses to remember the immense sacrifice of war on Remembrance Day 2019

At 11am on November 11, millions of people around the world pause to remember the ending of the First World War.

November 11 is also significant as the land bombing raid on Darwin in 1943.

Crowds gathered in Laurieton at the cenotaph to reflect on the sacrifice made by many to ensure our safety.

Speaking to those who gathered to remember, John 'Budge' Parrot, told the story of the Battle of Darwin.

"November 11 marks the end of the First World War and it has become a day of remembrance for all those who and are serving in the Australian Defence Force," Mr Parrot said.

"it is also significant for the Battle of Darwin which began on February 19, 1942 and ended on November 11 1943.

"During that time the town was under attack from the Japanese."