As most of us are aware, Remembrance Day falls on the 11 November every year, but what is so significant about this date, and more specifically, what occurred at 11am?
The significance of this date and time is that it marks the anniversary of the end of conflict in the First World War, with the hostilities officially ending at 11am on 11 November 1918.
Although the armistice came into effect on 11 November, it was another 7 months before a Peace Treaty was signed, the Treaty of Versailles, between Germany and the Allied Powers.
Despite Remembrance Day falling on the anniversary of the end of conflict in the First World War, it is now observed in a number of countries around the world to reflect and remember all those members of the armed forces who have died in conflict.
In Australia, this involves ceremonies held at War Memorials around the country, and many organisations, and individual users, have contributed their photographs of Remembrance Day events to Trove. These photographs offer us a reminder of how important this event is, not only to the veterans and currently serving members of our armed services, but to all of us, reminding us of the sacrifice that these men and women have made in serving their country.
Beyond the photographs already mentioned, there are also a large number of newspaper articles that cover the ceremonies that have taken place over the years, and the importance of these to the people in the towns that the newspapers cover.
Remembrance Day is a reminder to all of us of the sacrifices made, not only during the First World War, but in all wars that Australia has been involved in since.
Lest We Forget