One Minute's Silence

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Charles Bean landed with the Australian troops on Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. He stayed with them at the front through the entire war, refusing evacuation when he was wounded. At Pozieres the following year he was witness to 23,000 Australian casualties in just six weeks. A dying Australian asked him,
“Will they remember me in Australia?".

We are calling on all Australians to remember them by observing one minute's silence at 11 am on the 11th of November for Remembrance Day.

By observing one minute's silence we pay tribute to the men and women who have served and are still serving in our defence forces and remember those who have died or suffered in conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations. 

This Remembrance Day, share who you are remembering on social media using the hashtag #WeRememberThem

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A Period of Silence

Learn more about the history of silence as a sign of respect and reflection on Remembrance Day. 

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Where to watch on Remembrance Day

Watch the National Commemorative Service live from the Australian War Memorial on ABC TV and iView on Wednesday 11 November.