Centenary of Armistice – a time to pause, reflect and honour

One hundred years ago on 11 November 1918 at 11am, guns fell silent on the Western Front. After more than four years, the First World War was finally over.

Today we know 11 November as Remembrance Day, but its origins started 100 years ago when the Armistice ending the fighting during the First World War was signed.

This year we commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.

Remembrance Day is an opportunity for every Australian to reflect on those who have died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, and to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our defence force personnel.

Sunday 11 November

10:30am Centenary of Armistice – Remembrance Day Commemorative Service
  Lyceum Room
  Castle Hill RSL Club, 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill
6:00pm Centenary of Armistice Finale
  Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista Farm – Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista

To register for this free event, please click here.

The Australian Government through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program provided $50,000 to each federal electorate across Australia to ensure the memory of those who gave so much in defence of our values and freedom live on. We owe it to those who went before to stop, remember and say thank you for another 100 years.

With the assistance of the Mitchell Centenary of Armistice committee six projects to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice were successful in our community. The projects include; the establishment of First World War Honour Boards, memorial plaques and the Centenary Finale.

I would like to express my appreciation to the Mitchell Centenary of Armistice Committee, led by David Hand with the assistance of Colonel Don Tait OAM, for their dedication and dedication over the past twelve months to ensure the Centenary of Armistice would be marked in a significant way in our community.

 

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