Each year on 11 November, Remembrance Day, we mark the date in 1918 when the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. It was the end of the First World War.
The day originally commemorated the 330,000 Australians who served in this war, and the more than 60,000 who died, but has since become a day to remember those who have served, died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
On Remembrance Day 2020 – the year we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII – we honour, recognise and remember all veterans, including those who served in WWII. We also acknowledge the sacrifice made by families on the homefront.
Victorians are encouraged to learn about veterans’ stories and join the online exhibitions and events to recognise Remembrance Day in a COVID-safe way.
Reviewed 30 March 2021