Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, originally known as Armistice Day, is a time to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in wars and conflicts for Australia. All Commonwealth nations observe two minutes of silence at 11am, the exact time in 1918 (Paris) when the armistice between Germany and the Allies was signed in World War I as an end to the hostilities. Red poppies are worn as a symbol of bloodshed in the trenches while white poppies represent a desire for peaceful alternatives to military action.