Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2021

Today, the New England will stand in silent reflection and remembrance of the sacrifice of our fallen men and women who gave their lives in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations this Remembrance Day.

For more than a century Australians have paused at 11am on this date, to acknowledge our fallen service men and women.

Remembrance Day is one of the most important days of our year in the New England as it represents a time when we can stand together with our service personnel and veterans and remember those who have lost their lives in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping.

Originally known as Armistice Day, this day was in commemoration of the moment the guns of the Western Front fell silent on 11 November 1918 at 11 am.

Just over 20 years later, Australia joined the Second World War, during which more than 39,000 Australians gave their lives. 

It was after the wars ended that 11 November became known as Remembrance Day.

Tragically, over a century of service in wars, conflicts or peacekeeping operations, more than 102,000 Australian men and women have now made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

On Remembrance Day we remember all our fallen service personnel and the sacrifices they have made, including the many locals who have served.

It is incredibly important to continue the tradition of pausing in remembrance and respect of our fallen defence personnel, now and into the future.

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