Remembrance Day 2024

Remembrance Day 2024Remembrance Day 2024

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
11am - Monday 11th November 2024
Remembering 106 years ago..

Every year at 11am on 11 November - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Remembrance Day

Originally called Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the end of the hostilities for the Great War, the signing of the armistice, which occurred on 11 November 1918.

Armistice Day was observed by the Allies as a way of remembering those who died, especially soldiers with 'no known grave'.

In Victoria Street a group of Australian 'boys' accompanied by a band and their girls decorated in red, white and blue, were swinging down towards Whitehall to the huge delight of all spectators... In Whitehall we got blocked, but what did it matter?

We danced on the buses, we danced on the lorries, we danced on the pavement, we shouted, we sang... the office boys and girls at the War Office yelled to their companions across the way; we cheered and cheered again and again, while the Church bells rang out a peal of jubilation...
Source: Sir Evelyn Wrench, 'Struggle', 1914-1918 in They Saw it Happen 1897-1940

It's no wonder Australian soldiers were dancing in the streets. Armistice Day marked the end of the bloodiest war the world had seen.

Although Australia became a nation in 1901 its loyalties still lay with Britain and so the Australian government had committed itself to supporting the British war effort and Australian men volunteered to fight and die on the battlefields of Europe, Turkey and the Middle East.

Of the Australian population of 5 million, 300,000 young men went to the Great War. Of those 60,000 died and 156,000 were wounded or taken prisoner.

Remembrance Day

❊ When ❊

Date: Monday 11th November 2024

Times: 11am

❊ Where ❊

Shrine of Remembrance View Venue
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road Melbourne Victoria 3001 Map
Shrine of Remembrance℅ Naarm
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria✆ Venue: 03 9661 8100 | Event: 03 9661 8100

❊ Web Links ❊

Remembrance Day 2024

❊ Also See.. ❊

ANZAC Day 2025

RSL Poppy Appeal 2024

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