Australia Remembers – The Meaning of Remembrance Day

Do you know the true meaning for the minute of silence we practice at 11am on November 11 each year?

It’s a simple question but surprisingly many Australians don’t know the answer.

November 11 marks the ceasefire ending World War I. It is the official anniversary of the signing of the Armistice signifying the end of ‘The Great War’. It was a war in which more than 60,000 Australian men and women were killed.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November allows us to pause for one minute to stop and reflect on the extraordinary sacrifices made by these men and women so that we can live in what we class to be the luckiest country in the world.

This date allows us to remember our passed service people; a way for us to give thanks for the amazing freedom that we, as Australians, are able to enjoy. On this day, Currumbin Palm Beach RSL reflects on our National losses from all wars and conflicts that have occurred during the last century. In doing so, we acknowledge the extraordinary obligations that have fallen upon young Australians & New Zealanders, in pursuit of world peace. Friends of Currumbin RSL lay a Cross of Remembrance and reflect on the past efforts of those who gave their lives for us to be where we are today, living in peace, in the most beautiful country on earth.

The below image was taken in Sydney, NSW on 11-11-1918 of the crowd in Martin Place celebrating the news of the signing of the armistice.

Please share with us what Remembrance Day means to you.

Lest we forget.

Currumbin RSL welcomes you to share your story or a family members story as part of our Australia Remembers campaign. Comment below in the comments section, email footage and images to Stacey at or drop them in at our reception desk and we will return them back to you safely.

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Also here in Italy today is a national holadiy. in 25 april 1945the Italians fought to drive out from Italy the Nazi. We celebrate the freedom, too.I’d like to come to visit your country.Claudia

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