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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

The citizens of Australia come together every year to observe Remembrance Day.

This event always celebrated at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month (11th November) remembers the of the signing of the armistice on 11th of November 1918, which ceased hostilities on the Western Front of World War I.

Remembrance Day, 2021 Date & Time of Melbourne Shrine Service

This event is observed to remember citizens who lost their lives in all past wars and peacekeeping operations by Australians. The event was originally known as Armistice Day in the past but later on, the event became popularly known as Remembrance Day.

The purpose of observing this event is to pay homage to all the soldiers who fought for our country. After the memorial program, bands, locals and soldiers all come together to remember this significant moment in Australia’s history.

Armistice Day marked the end of the bloodiest war in Australian history. During the war, too many men and women of Australia lost their lives on the battlefields of Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. Thus this event is observed to remember all those 60,000 dead soldiers and 156,000 wounded during this deadly war.

You can get to Shrine of Remembrance by walking just 10 minutes from Flinders Street Station up St. Kilda Road, or take any St Kilda road southbound tram except route number 1. Disembark at tram stop 19 or the Domain Road interchange.

If you cannot attend the ceremonies in Melbourne, then simply pay your respects by observing a minute of silence at 11am.

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