They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.
Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War (1914–18).
Paying respect on Remembrance Day:
+ What is Remembrance Day? | Also known as ‘Armistice Day’, Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It marks the day World War I ended – at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
+ What does Remembrance Day mean? | If anything, Remembrance Day is a day to reflect. It is a day to have a moment of silence at 11am on the 11th November each year, to pay respect and give thanks to all those who fought and survived, and to those who died for their country. You can read more about Ceremonial Customs here.
+ Why is the Poppy used to remember the war? | The Flanders Red Poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle. They are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War I ended. This is described in the famous World War I poem In Flanders Fields.
+ How you can support | The Australian War Memorial tells powerful stories of Australian service men and women who died for our freedom. Donations assist the Memorial to create new programs and projects to inspire and educate visitors on the Australian experience of war.
+ Legacy | Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for around 60,000 beneficiaries, with 96% of them being elderly widows throughout Australia.
For the fallen: 🥀 Honour their Spirit | For my Grandfather who served in WWII, Vietnam & Korea, and the men & women – past & present – who serve our great country in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force… THANK YOU for your service.
Want to learn more? You may also be interested in: ANZAC Day.