Remembrance Day was originally called Armistice Day and commemorates the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, bringing the First World War to an end. The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
At the end of World War II in 1945, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day to commemorate the fallen of all wars and conflicts.
Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
About the Anzac Centenary
The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 is Australia's most important period of national commemoration. Marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the Anzac Centenary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service.
2018 Remembrance Day services in Indigo Shire:
Remembrance Day, 11 November, 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 personnel.
- Yackandandah Memorial Gates, 10.45am
- Kiewa-Tangambalanga, Cenotaph Tangambalanga, 10.45am
- Chiltern, War Memorial, 11am
- Rutherglen, Rutherglen Cenotaph Memorial Park, 11am
- Beechworth, Town Hall Gardens, 10.30am