Remembrance Day (Australia) Video Included.

All Photo’s are from the Australian War Memorial:- Tip, place mouse over picture to learn what they represent.

Originally called Armistice Day, this day commemorated the end of the hostilities for the Great War (World War I), the signing of the armistice, which occurred on 11 November 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Armistice Day was observed by the Allies as a way of remembering those who died, especially soldiers with ‘no known grave’.

   

On the first anniversary of the armistice, in 1919, one minute’s silence was instituted as part of the main commemorative ceremony. In London, in 1920, the commemoration was given added significance with the return of the remains of an unknown soldier from the battlefields of the Western Front.

  

The Flanders poppy became accepted throughout the allied nations as the flower of remembrance to be worn on Armistice Day. The red poppies were among the first plants that sprouted from the devastation of the battlefields of northern France and Belgium. ‘Soldiers’ folklore had it that the poppies were vivid red from having been nurtured in ground drenched with the blood of their comrades’.

   

After the end of World War II in 1945, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day as an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead. In October 1997, then Governor-General of Australia, Sir William Deane, issued a proclamation declaring:

11 November as Remembrance Day and urging Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11.00 am on Remembrance Day each year to remember the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered in Australia’s cause in wars and war-like conflicts.

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10 Responses to Remembrance Day (Australia) Video Included.

  1. Sue says:

    That song is fantastic, this should be played at all the marches.

  2. magsx2 says:

    Hi Sue,
    Yes it is a great song. It should be heard more often, especially for events such as this.

  3. Jill says:

    We must never forget what our Guys and Girls have done for us. I concur a great song.

  4. Ron says:

    I will always the remember the sacrifices made by not only my family but others as well. Lest We Forget.

  5. bingbing says:

    It’s also Pepero Day in Korea which the kids were delighted to remind me about. Using that as a cue, I took a few minutes out of the class to tell them about Remembrance Day. Many of the kids at this school have fathers (mainly officers) in the army (we’re close to a base). I also suggested those kids tell their dads about today, and to perhaps say a special thank you.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi bingbing,
      That was really nice of you, as we all know a lot of Countries fought in the wars, and I’m sure their Dads would appreciate a Thank You. As well they learned a little something about the sacrifices these Men and Women made not only in Australia, but world wide.

  6. Ruth says:

    This song is a reminder to all of us of the great sacrifices made by our men and women to keep this country free, I personally lost 2 uncles in WW2, and my Dad fought in WW2 as well, he came back wounded and shell shocked, it changed his life forever. I hope they will be remembered by all the generations to follow

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Ruth,
      Thank You for visiting and your comment.
      Yes I also would like to see future generations remember those that have fought and are still fighting.
      It is a beautifully written song, and also the pictures that go with it are all original as you can tell.

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