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Remembrance Day 2014

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day ANZAC Day poppy
Remembrance Day poppy (©paula mcmanus)

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.

Poppies ANZAC Remembrance Day
Poppies and crosses (©paula mcmanus)

To remember and honour those who died or suffered in all wars, Australians are asked to observe a one minute's silence at 11am on the 11th November each year.

Remembrance Day services are held in every city and most suburban and regional areas. Check online or in your local papers for details of the locations.

If you're not able to attend a Remembrance Day service, you can still take part by paying your respects during a 1 minute silence. Think of those who served during a short break in your day.

delaide's West Terrace Cemetery AIF Section
delaide's West Terrace Cemetery AIF Section (©paula mcmanus)

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.

Centennial Park Garden of Remembrance (©paula mcmanus)
Centennial Park Garden of Remembrance (©paula mcmanus)

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.

Lest we forget
Lest we forget (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? A moment of silence
When: Tuesday 11th November 2014
Where: Everywhere
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