Lest We Forget
Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
This year is not only the 95th anniversary of the armistice on 11 November which ended the First World War, but also the 20th anniversary of the reinterment of the Unknown Australian Soldier in the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Memory. To mark the significant occasion, this year’s Remembrance Day Commemorative Address will be delivered by former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Paul Keating, who delivered the poignant eulogy of the Unknown Australian Soldier in 1993.
At the end of the day at the Last Post ceremony, Ben Roberts-Smith VC will read that same eulogy to commemorate the unknown soldier and the 102,000 names listed on the Roll of Honour.
Experience Remembrance Day this year at the Memorial and remember all those who have served and sacrificed for Australia.