Beautiful images honour Australia's war dead on Remembrance Day

It's a day of quiet reflection at war memorials around the country.

Australians hold our military servicemen and women close to our hearts, and that affection and respect is particularly visible on Remembrance Day, when we honour the sacrifices of those who died at war.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11month is significant because that was the moments that guns fell silent on the Western Front, leading to an armistice that ended the First World War. 

Today Australians of all ages donned poppies and visited war memorials around the country to mark the moment. Many posted beautiful photos of their local ceremonies, which we’ve gathered here for you to enjoy.

Lest we forget. 

The Sydney Cenotaph

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The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne

 

At our Shrine today for the 99th anniversary of the Armistice. Lest We Forget. #RemembranceDay

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The Sydney convention centre

A memorial in Adelaide

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#remembranceday #adelaide #11

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The Sydney Opera House

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Lorne, Victoria

Bacchus Marsh, Victoria

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The Victorian Parliament

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The Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Also at the Australian War Memorial

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Dubbo, New South Wales

 

#Repost @dailyliberal (@get_repost) ・・・ Ready for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Dubbo. #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget

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Townsville, Queensland

 

On the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them 🌺 #remembranceday #anzac #lestweforget🌹

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Iluka, New South Wales

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11/11 🌹 #iluka #nsw #holidays #lestweforget #remembranceday #poppy

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Emerald, Victoria

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales

 

Lest we forget #remembranceday #portmacquarie

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Bathurst, Victoria

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11/11 #remembranceday #thankyou

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Bondi Beach, Sydney

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Werribee, Victoria

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Where did you pay your respects today?