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.
The Sydney Cenotaph
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne
The Sydney convention centre
A memorial in Adelaide
The Sydney Opera House
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
The Victorian Parliament
The Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Also at the Australian War Memorial
Dubbo, New South Wales
Iluka, New South Wales
Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Bondi Beach, Sydney
From the Fairfax Archives
Commemorating Remembrance Day. Returned servicemen celebrate Armistice Day on Hunter Street, Sydney, 11 November 1918. Photo by Herbert Fishwick for @sydneymorningherald. To purchase this and other images visit fairfaxsyndication.com ID: FXJ326351 #australianhistory #armisticeday #remembranceday #lestweforget #worldwari #worldar1 #greatwar #australiansoldiers #sydneycbd #peace