At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we pause to remember them.
It was World War 1 and there had been 4 years of fighting and horrific loss. Then, at 11am on the 11th of November 1918 the guns of the Western Front became silent - the Germans surrendered, the armistice was signed and peace had finally arrived.
Every year since, there has been a Remembrance Day to honour the fallen. It was originally called Armistice Day - this changed to Remembrance Day at the end of World War 2.
In Adelaide, the Remembrance Day service will be held at the National War Memorial on North Terrace (corner of Kintore Avenue). The service starts at 10.45am. There will also be a Remembrance Day commemoration service at Centennial Park Cemetery.
Along North Terrace, between the War Memorial and Government House, there will be a display of crosses and poppies called the "Field of Remembrance". The poppy is widely accepted as a flower of remembrance, as is the wearing of rosemary.
Dont forget to make a donation to the Poppy Appeal. You'll find the volunteer collectors at most Remembrance Day services, or you can donate online.