Remembrance Day 2020

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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

 

Learn about the history of silence as a sign of respect and reflection on Remembrance Day.
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Watch the National Commemorative Service.

Watch the National Commemorative Service recorded live from the Australian War Memorial on ABC iView.

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Post a poppy

Place a virtual poppy and leave a personalised message on the Memorial’s interactive poppy wall and explore messages of thanks for those who have served.

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Share your photos

On 1 November 2020 Places of Pride, the National Register of War Memorials, celebrated it's 2nd birthday. In just two years we have recorded 10,000 war memorials across the country. Help us build the national register by uploading photographs of your local war memorial this Remembrance Day.

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Read our Articles

Our Blogs, Articles and Encyclopedia allow our historians, curators, librarians and exhibition team to share their knowledge and information on Australian military history, the Memorial's vast collection, recent acquisitions, exhibitions and events.

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Watch and Listen

Explore our interactive digital experiences, listen to podcasts, view our webinars and watch videos about personal stories of service and sacrifice.