On Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018, Australia will commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. A significant commemorative date ending an important period of reflection - the Anzac Centenary 2014-18.
"...just after lunch on Monday 11 November, the whispers began that the Armistice had been agreed in Paris and would be signed at 11am (7pm Sydney time)..."
Historically NSW's Remembrance Day Service, hosted by the Premier, has taken place at the Cenotaph in Martin Place. However to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War and the completion of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, the 2018 Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.
At the conclusion of the service all attendees are invited to explore the expanded Memorial.
The Anzac Memorial, NSW's principal war memorial, was originally built to honour those who served their country in the Great War and be a place of comfort for those whose loved ones did not return. In the Memorial's 50th anniversary year it was rededicated to all Australians who have served during conflict and peacekeeping missions.
The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, NSW's lasting legacy of Anzac Centenary commemorations, has been delivered by the Trustees, with the financial support of the State and Commonwealth Governments. The project has finally realised architect Bruce Dellit's original vision and created additional learning and interpretation spaces. Find out more about the Centenary Extension
Image: Prime Minister Billy Hughes being carried along a crowded street during peace celebrations - courtesy National Library of Australia