Published on November 11, 2012, By admin
Today is Remembrance day as it is 11th November, 2012.
The significance of Remembrances day as an Australian citizen traces back to the end of world war I, where Germany had declared armistice (ceased fighting) and surrendered in 1918.
Prior to world war II, 11th November was known as armistice day to celebrate the anniversary of Germany declared armistice. However the greater loss of lives in World War II make the day no longer valid to commemorate all the dead, the name of 11th November was changed to what we known today as the Remembrance day.
Since then, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month had been used to commemorate those Australian citizens soldiers who served in the army and past away during any war conflicts.
Ceremonies are helded across the country. today. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Governor-General Quentin Bryce will be among those laying wreaths on Sunday at the national memorial in Canberra.
Lest we forget!