Ceremonies will be held across all states and territories today to mark Remembrance Day, but Victoria is the only one releasing 100 homing pigeons… At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month – the time the guns on Europe’s Western Front fell silent at the end of World War I – we observe a minute’s silence to honour the memory of those who died or suffered in Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts. Today also marks the 80th anniversary of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra being opened to the public by then-Governor-General Lord Gowrie in 1941. Ongoing lockdown restrictions in the nation’s capital mean it is closed to the public, but a small ceremony will be broadcast on ABC TV from 10.45am AEDT. Lest we forget.
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