Remembrance Day Service

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Remembrance Day Service

Cenotaph
South Lawn

Parkville campus

Booking not required

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The University of Melbourne

Remembering 100 years since the end of conflict in World War 1.

Please join the Melbourne University Regiment and other members of the University and local community for a Remembrance Day Service.

On 11 November 1919 at 11am crowds which had gathered at London’s Cenotaph fell silent for two minutes to remember the moment exactly one year earlier when guns on the Western Front fell silent after four gruelling years of war.

As described by the Australian War Memorial the minute’s silence was proposed by Australian journalist Edward Honey who was then working on Fleet Street in London. A poignant tradition was born from this moment, and has now been observed in many nations around the world.

The Melbourne University Regiment is hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony on campus at the Cenotaph, which is located on the Parkville Campus’ South Lawn, near the western wall of Wilson Hall at 10.45am.

This year’s ceremony is extra special, being the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Though the date and time are anchored to a particular moment in history, Remembrance Day has evolved over the decades as an opportunity to reflect on all people everywhere whose lives have been touched by war, not only those service men and women who died.

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