Queenslanders are being urged to fall silent at 11am on Remembrance Day to honour more than 102,000 Australian servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country.
The state’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane’s Anzac Square, but commemoration services will also be held in dozens of communities across Queensland.
The armistice which ended the carnage of the First World War came into effect on November 11, 1918 and Australians have honoured their fallen on that date ever since.
RSL Queensland State President Stewart Cameron CSC has asked Queenslanders to pause for a minute’s silence at 11am on Remembrance Day to reflect on the huge sacrifice made by Australia’s defence forces.
“Remembrance Day is as relevant today as it ever has been,” Mr Cameron said.
“The loss of ADF personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan is still painfully felt and today in Syria our servicemen and women are risking their own lives in the cause of freedom.
“We owe an enormous debt to them all. Please take just one minute on Remembrance Day to honour our defence personnel – past and present.”
Mr Cameron will join dignitaries at the RSL Queensland Remembrance Day Commemorative Service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane. A full list of Queensland’s other Remembrance Day events can be found online
NOTE FOR MEDIA
Media are invited to cover the ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street Brisbane CBD, on November 11. Ann St between Creek St and Edward St will be closed from 10am until 11.30am. Guests will be seated by 10.20am. Wreaths will be laid at the Shrine of Remembrance, followed by the playing of the Last Post
and a minute’s silence at 11am. RSL Queensland State President Stewart Cameron CSC will be available for interview after the service, but not prior.
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