Why is Remembrance important to Australians?
In 1918 on the 11 November at precisely 11.00am guns at the Western Front finally fell silent after more than four years of constant conflict. For this reason the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has attained a special meaning in the post-war years and is associated with the remembrance of all those who sacrificed their lives in the name of war.
In 1997, the Governor General, Sir William Deane declared that the 11 November would be known officially as Remembrance Day. A minutes silence at 11.00am is encouraged to remember those who died or suffered in war or armed conflicts.
For more information see the Australian War Memorial Website AWM Website
Items of interest in relation to Remembrance Day can be viewed in the glass display case on Level B