Tradition of respect and silence since WWI
RSLs and war memorials around the Mornington Peninsula were a place for solemn reflection on Friday, 11 November, as hundreds of people gathered on Remembrance Day to pay their respects to those who died in the line of duty
From The News Mornington Peninsula
About Remembrance Day
On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
First World War diaries and letters get new life online
Eyewitness accounts of the end of the First World War, as recorded in diaries and letters, are now available online as part of a major digitisation project led by the Australian War Memorial.
Origins of Remembrance Day
Why is this day special to Australians?
Remembrance Day 2022 services around the Hawkesbury
Australia's Remembrance Day, dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in World War I and onwards, is on Friday, November 11 and various services will be held around the Hawkesbury.
From Hawkesbury Gazette
Unmarked veterans’ graves to be recognised
Previously unrecognised Veterans of the First World War whose graves are unmarked will now be acknowledged, thanks to a grants program funded in the October 2022-23 Budget.
From Australian Seniors News
Qld to open first Holocaust museum in 2023
Queensland's first Holocaust museum will open early next year in Brisbane's central business district, the premier says.
From Australian Associated Press
Albany RSL to host services commemorating Battle of Beersheba and the contribution of nurses at war
Albany will pause to remember those who fought at the Battle of Beersheba and honour the contribution of nurses at two services this weekend.
The Albany RSL sub-branch will host the two commemorative services on October 29 and 30, ahead of Remembrance Day on November 11.
From The West Australian
Lost At Sea: War Veterans Tribute On Mona Vale Headland Formally Dedicated
A dedicated memorial to commemorate the 1800 service men and women who lost their lives at sea while being transported to Japan and islands in the South West Pacific during World War II has been formally dedicated at Mona Vale’s headland (Robert Dunn Reserve).
Council action saves veterans memorial park from gaudy billboard
Willoughby Mayor, Tanya Taylor, has welcomed a decision by the NSW Government to scrap plans for a digital billboard which she says would have had a “highly inappropriate visual impact” on a Chatswood Garden commemorating local war veterans.
From Australian Seniors News
Mona Vale Memorial
A war memorial has been dedicated at Mona Vale to people lost at sea in World War II.
In a solemn ceremony this morning (10.00am Friday, 14 October), around 50 people gathered at Robert Dunn Reserve, Mona Vale, for the unveiling of a new war memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives at sea in World War II (WWII).
From Northern Beaches Advocate
‘Tree of Life’ World War II memorial to be installed at Thompson Park in Greenbushes
A WA artist has generously donated one of their pieces to the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes to honour the service personnel from the area who died while deployed abroad during World War II.
The West Australian
Adelaide commemorates the Battle of Britain
To mark the 82nd anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Air Force and the Air Force Association (South Australia) held a commemoration ceremony at the Torrens Parade Hall in Adelaide on September 17.
Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC Memorial
The ANZAC story through local eyes, depicted throughout the Centenary of ANZAC Memorial at Emu Park has been a popular place to visit since 2015 with many visitors seeking even more information.
Moama RSL memorial garden officially opened
The 250-plus people who turned out for Friday’s official dedication and opening of the Moama RSL sub-branch’s Memorial Garden also shared in an unexpected, poignant and deeply personal connection.
Memorial restored at St Helens Park
Restoration of the Malaya Borneo Veterans Memorial at North Geelong’s St Helens Park is complete, commemorating the Malaya Borneo conflict.
ANZAC Warrior Alf Carpenter laid to rest today
One of Australia's oldest World War II veterans, the ANZAC legend that was Alf Carpenter, was laid to rest today, after he peacefully passed away at the blessed age of 105 on September 7 this year.
From Greek City Times
Plaques commemorating veterans of the Gulf wars and Afghanistan War to be unveiled in Port Kennedy
Plaques honouring Australian personnel who served in recent wars will be unveiled in Port Kennedy this weekend.
Nation's peacekeepers honoured in Canberra
The service and sacrifice of more than 60,000 Australian peacekeepers for 75 years will be marked at a ceremony at the Australian National War Memorial.
WW1 medal found during police search returned to family
An antique World War 1 medal has been returned to its owner's family after it was found during a police search in Christchurch.
From Otago Daily Times
Memorial honours fallen airman
A commemorative service was recently held at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Perth for the family members of Flight Sergeant Richard Hobbs, who died in a World War 2 air crash.
New memorial for Wamberal Hall
On Saturday, August 28, a memorial was commissioned at the Wamberal Memorial Hall in recognition of the history of the hall.
Outback memorial honours Quilpie soldier Stjepan 'Rick' Milosevic, killed in Afghanistan
For locals in the outback town of Quilpie, reaching the escarpment overlooking the red dirt and gums of the Channel Country on the Warrego Highway is a sign you are nearly home.
From ABC News
Memorial garden dedicated to animals who have served Australian defence forces opened at Cronulla RSL memorial Club
Retired war dog Manic was an honoured guest at the official opening of Cronulla RSL's new memorial garden dedicated to animals who have served Australia's military forces during war and peace.
From St George & Sutherland Shire Leader