Many a man lying out there at Pozières or in the low scrub at Gallipoli, with his poor tired senses barely working through the fever of his brain, has thought in his last moments: “Well – well – it's over; but in Australia they will be proud of this.”

Charles Bean, 1918

Commemorative ceremonies, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, share many customs and traditions. The central element of commemorative ceremonies is the one minute's silence.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service held around the parade ground at the Australian War Memorial.  Photograph by Kerry AlchinAnzac Day Dawn Service held around the parade ground at the Australian War Memorial, 2006. Photograph by Kerry Alchin PAIU2006_038_18