Remembrance Day: 11 November

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. An Armistice was signed, bringing an end to the First World War.

As a mark of respect, each year at 11am on 11 November, Australians stop in a minute’s silence to remember the fallen, those who have served and those who serve today.

From a minute’s silence to wearing a red poppy, there are many ways you can commemorate this Remembrance Day, such as:

You can also find out more about the battles that won the First World War. Many Australians know of and remember the sacrifices of soldiers at Gallipoli, but this is just one chapter of the story.

Did you know about the scale of sacrifice on the Western Front? if you feel it should be known.

See more of the story, and discover what else should be remembered this Remembrance Day: