Millions pause to remember, 100 years since WWI Armistice

Australian Defence Force members and Australian citizens joined millions around the world this Remembrance Day in reflection upon the tragedy and loss of World War I and all conflicts.

CAPTIONOfficial guests of the Remembrance Day Service held at Victoria Barracks Brisbane watch on during proceedings before laying wreaths at the cenotaph. Photo by Corporal Jessica de Rouw.

ADF members at home and abroad honoured our military history and remembered those who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation.

Chief Defence Force General Angus Campbell said the Centenary of the Armistice to end the First World War was an important milestone in our nation’s military history.

“Today we do not only remember those killed in the First World War, but all Australian Defence Force personnel who have served since and continue to serve on operations, protecting Australia’s national interests at home and in many countries around the world,” General Campbell said.

“We honour by remembering – and we have remembered for 100 years.”

Australian Defence Force men and women took the opportunity to pay their respects on bases in Australia, current operational areas and battlefields or old overseas.

Military personnel were also invited to represent Defence at the national commemorative service for the Centenary of the First World War Armistice at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France.

2018 is the final year of the Centenary of Anzac, commemorating Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

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