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Published November 4th 2013
Wear a poppy for Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is a day to remember, commemorate and honour all those who served and died for their country. This day is observed in Commonwealth Countries around the world, every year, on the 11th of November, with a one minutes silence at 11am.
Remembrance Day is a day full of traditions. There are many Remembrance Day services held around the country, and the world. Each state has its own observances and here in Western Australia there are many local events that you can attend.
Fremantle War Memorial
As part of Remembrance Day, it is traditional to wear a Poppy as a symbol of respect and remembrance. The annual Poppy Day Appeal will be held on Friday 8th November, 2013 in Perth metro areas. Poppies are generally available, for a small donation, in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
In Perth a Remembrance Day Service will be held at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. There will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony starting at 10.30am and guest speakers, followed by a Poppy Day Picnic for school children..
In Fremantle the annual Remembrance Day Memorial Service will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Reserve, High Street in Fremantle. The service starts at 11am and people are asked to assemble by 10.45am.
Araluen Botanical Gardens, in Roleystone, will be holding a Remembrance Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony starting at 1.30pm.
The RSL Club in Hamilton Hill will be holding their annual Remembrance Day Service and Luncheon.
The Wanneroo RSL will be holding a Remembrance Day Service at the Joondalup War Memorial, starting at 11am.
The Armadale RSL will hold a Remembrance Day Service at Memorial Park.
The Shire of Kalamunda will be holding a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Kalamunda Memorial Garden, next to the Agricultural Hall. People are asked to assemble by 10.50am.
A special Remembrance Service will be held at St George's Cathedral, St Georges Terrace in Perth, on Sunday 10th November, 2013, starting at 10am.
Anzac Cottage in Mount Hawthorn will be open to the public on Sunday 10th November, 2013, between 10am and 12 noon. Visitors are invited to attend a Remembrance Day commemorative ceremony, starting at 10.45am, with a minutes silence at 11am. Entry is free and morning tea is available for a gold coin donation.
These are just some of the Remembrance Day Services being held in WA. Check out your local council website or the RSL website to find more Remembrance Day Services and events in your area.