Remembrance Day

Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the peace agreement that ended World War I at 11am on 11 November 1918.  It is a time to remember and honour the memory of those who served, are currently serving, and those we have lost to the cause.  Lest We Forget.

 

Remembrance Day - Crowd in Marin Place

A crowd in Martin Place, central Sydney, celebrate the news of the signing of the Armistice. Photo credit AWM

 

Here are the Top 5 things you can do to pay respect:

1. Remember To Remember – Observe one minute’s silence and personal reflection at 11am on November 11 and pay tribute to all Australians who have served or are currently serving. Visit remembertoremember.com.au for guidance on services, to assist setting up reminders and to learn more about the importance of Remembrance Day.

 

 

2. Donate to the Poppy Appeal online Plant a virtual poppy in the RSL Poppy Appeal Remembrance Day garden and leave a message of thanks for a Veteran here

 

Poppy Appeal

3. Tune into live services and virtual commemorative services – This includes the official livestream of the service at the Cenotaph in Martin Place that will be available via the RSL NSW Facebook page and NSW Government home page.

4. Attend a BBQ to Remember- Get your mates together over a BBQ this Remembrance Day and make it a day to remember . Find out more -RSL NSW are proud partners with Swiss8 in bringing these BBQs to life across the state.

 

5. Reach out to a veteran – On Remembrance Day reach out to a veteran you know, or know of, in your community to offer your thanks. Share a message of remembrance by tagging a veteran on social media and use the hashtag #remembertoremember.

 

A message from RSL NSW Acting President on the importance of Remembrance Day

 

Useful links

remembertoremember.com.au

poppyappeal.com.au

veterans.nsw.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance-day-2020/

veterans-affairs/Remembrance-Day-schools-resources.pdf