Remembrance Day 11th November


 Monday 11th November 2019
The first commemoration of Remembrance Day was at the Cenotaph in London on the first anniversary of the end of the war, and it was on this occasion that the tradition of maintaining two minutes silence from 11am was introduced.
 
Although the idea of a commemorative silence was first suggested by a London-based Australian journalist, Edward Honey, the tradition originated in South Africa during the war and passed to London in 1919 where it was approved by King George V, immediately prior to the Armistice Day commemoration.
 
He requested that the custom be observed throughout the Empire. The length of silence has since been reduced to one minute. It is preceded by the Last Post and followed by the rousing strains of the Rouse, commonly known as Reveille.
Each year on Remembrance Day Australians observe one minutes silence at 11:00 am, in memory of all Australians who suffered or died in all wars and conflicts.
In Murwillumbah this year, the service will again be held at the Memorial at the Club. The service will be conducted as usual by students of Murwillumbah Primary School, supported by the Murwillumbah High School Band and a Catafalque Party provided by Cadets of the 225 Army Cadet Unit.