Remembrance day

we treat respect of all soldiers who died years ago

what is important

The Remembrance Day National Ceremony includes a formal wreathlaying and will be attended by many high-level dignitaries, diplomats, and students from each state and territory representing the youth of Australia. Australia’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College will be on parade.

what's a red poppy?

Australians wear a Red Poppy on Remembrance Day for three reasons. Firstly, in memory of the sacred dead who rest in Flanders’ Fields. Secondly, to keep alive the memories of the sacred cause for which they laid down their lives; and thirdly, as a bond of esteem and affection between the soldiers of all Allied nations and in respect for France, our common battleground.

Today, cloth poppies are sold on, or around, 11 November each year. They are an exact replica in size and colour of the poppies that bloom in Flanders’ Fields. The RSL sells millions of red cloth poppies with proceeds going towards raising funds for welfare work.

remembrance day gallary