Our entire school stopped at 11:00am today top recognise the significance of Remembrance Day.
We learned that:
On 28 July 1914, a great war started and involved many countries of the world. This great war was later called World War 1. It raged viciously for over four years until, on November 11 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. The Australian forces suffered almost 48,000 casualties during 1918 alone, including more than 12,000 dead. Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. Today is the 102nd anniversary of armistice.