Remembrance day marks 100 years!

On Sunday, November 11 Australians and others around the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, or Armistice Day as it was also known.

On the morning of November 11, 1918, allied and German officials signed the Armistice, a formal agreement to cease the hostilities of the First World War. When the agreement came into effect at 11am, the guns of the Western Front fell silent for the first time in more than four years. This enabled the two sides to work towards a peace settlement and negotiate the treaties that would officially end the First World War—most notably the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on 28 June, 1919.

On this day there will be one minute’s silence at 11am to remember the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered in Australia’s cause in wars and war-like conflicts. There will be services commemmorating Remembrance Day  locally:

Kedron Wavell RSL Sub-branch: 10.45am service at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside.

Kenmore-Moggill RSL Sub-branch: 10.45am service at Kenmore Digger War Memorial, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, 9 Brookfield Rd Kenmore; and 10.45am service at Bellbowrie War Memorial, Lions Park, 89 Birkin Rd, Bellbowrie.

Gaythorne RSL Sub-branch: 10.50am service at Sid Loder Park, Tel El Kebir St, Mitchelton.

Sherwood-Indooroopilly Sub-branch: 10.15am march and 10.30am service at Graceville Memorial Park, 173 Oxley Rd, Graceville.

Toowong RSL Sub-branch: 11am service at the Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Sylvan Rd, Toowong.

The Gap RSL Sub-branch: 10.40am service at the war memorial, Walton Bridge Reserve, 25 Glen Affric St, The Gap. Morning tea after. To lay a wreath or attend the morning tea email gap_rsl@bigpond.com by November 5.

Ashgrove RSL Sub-branch: 10.45am start at the war memorial, Stewart Place, Ashgrove.

Bardon RSL Sub-branch: 10.40am service at Bardon Bowls Club, Bowman Pde, Bardon.

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