Many decades have passed since the Armistice that ended World War 1. But, to this day, we still hold fast to the idea that peace is possible. Commemorating past wars and those who served in them is a continued reminder of that goal.
Originally named Armistice Day, the Australian and British governments renamed the 11th of November to Remembrance Day. It was Australian journalist Edward George Honey that instigated the minute of silence to remember those that had fallen. As a result, this tradition has continued to this day.
Unlike ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day is not a public holiday. However, services are held Australia wide at 1100 at War Memorials and cenotaphs.
The Last Post is traditionally sounded by a bugler, followed by a minute's silence. After the minute's silence, the flags are raised from half-mast to masthead and the Rouse is sounded.