Saturday, November 11, 2006

11/11

Today is Remembrance Day in Australia.

Remembrance Day is the day we remember those who have died in war. At 11am on 11 November we pause to remember the sacrifice of those men and women who have died or suffered in wars and conflicts and all those who have served during the past 100 years.

On the 11th November 1918 the Germans and their allies accepted the Armistace offered to them which ended World War I. Over 60,000 Australians were killed out of ther 350,000 that served overseas.

You can find out more here including the significance of the poppy.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have a listen to the Remembrance podcast on iTunes or on the Royal British Legion blog. It's a good way to remember.