26 October 2018
This Remembrance Day will commemorate – 100 years since the end of World War One, when four years of brutal conflict came to an end with the signing of the Armistice, confirming the cessation of hosilities.
At 11am on Sunday 11 November 2018, there will be one minute’s silence to remember those who gave their lives.
World War One claimed more than 16 million lives from across the globe. Over 60,200 were Australian, of whom nearly 3,000 Tasmanians lost their lives. This played an undeniable role in shaping our nation. At the time, the loss was felt most by loved ones and the families of fallen soldiers, but the effects on the broader community must not be overlooked. These men and boys were members of sports teams, volunteered in the community, or were employees.
With the Armistice Centenary approaching, the Government is encouraging community members and groups to the take opportunity to participate and contribute to this significant occasion by hosting small events or activities in their local community or organisation.