One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.
In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the postwar decades.
Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
Sunday 11 November 2018 is Remembrance Day and will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Two Centenary of Armistice events will be held in the Hinchinbrook on Sunday, details below:
- Halifax Cenotaph – 10:45am, refreshments to held at the Halifax Museum after the event
- Ingham Cenotaph – 10:45am, refreshments to held at the RSL after the event