Remembrance Day

 REMEMBRANCE DAY  - 11th NOVEMBER - marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians and other countries observe one minute silence, observed at the 11th HOUR of the 11th DAY of the 11th MONTH in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

History

The moment in 1918 when hostilities ceased was originally named Armistice Day, becoming a time when allied nations honoured the brave sacrifices made by all who fought and lost their lives during the First World War. At the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments renamed November 11th Remembrance Day to mark and remember all who have fallen in times of war.

The ritual of observing one minute of silence was first proposed by Australian journalist Edward Honey in 1918 and today continues to be universally practiced on Remembrance Day each year around the world.

Red Poppy

During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to bloom in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. In soldier's folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground, making the poppy symbolic of the bloodshed in trench warfare.

 

 

Remembrance Day Events 2017

  • A Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at Victory Memorial Gardens on Saturday 11th Nov starting at 10.30am with the Ode of Remembrance to be recited at the 11th hour.

 

  • Where will be a Remembrance Day BBQ Breakfast, tea and coffee in the Victory Memorial Gardens commencing at 9am before the service. 

 

  •  Remembrance Day tokens will be on sale from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th Nov 2017, available from the Market Place, South Ctiy shopping centres, Bunnings, RSL Club and RSL Sub Branch.

 

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