Since the guns fell silent on the Western Front on 11 November 1918, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am each year on 11 November, which is on Thursday.
In 1918 Ipswich bells rang and the bands of the city gathered and played in the streets. When news was received at 7pm that an Armistice was about to be signed, a hooter was sounded.
Bringing four years of fighting in WWI to an end, Ipswich decided the next day would be a public holiday and a celebration was held in Queens Park.
During the four years of the First World War 330,000 Australians had served overseas and more than 60,000 of them had died.
The long shadow of this loss still casts its shadow today and it joined by the many more who have served since then.
On Remembrance Day we pause to remember those who have died or suffered in all wars, armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations that Australians have been involved in.
Remembrance Day 2021 Services
Ipswich Soldiers Memorial Hall – Nicholas Street, Ipswich
Thursday 11 November, 10:30 to 11AM
5A Lowry Street, North Ipswich
Thursday 11 November, 10:30 to 11:15AM
Soldier’s Memorial Stone – Corner of Queen and Church Streets, Goodna
Thursday 11 November, 10:30 to 11:20AM
ADF Memorial, Robelle Parklands – 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
Thursday 11 November, 10:45 to 11:15AM
Unfortunately, the service scheduled for 11 November at Redbank Memorial has been cancelled. The Redbank Sub Branch apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. The Sub Branch will still ensure that poppies are available on the day for anyone who wishes to place a poppy onto the Redbank memorial in tribute to those who have served.
This Remembrance Day, RSL Australia is asking all to Remember to Remember – to commit to pausing for just one minute to not forget those who gave their lives in service to their country, those who returned home injured or ill and those who bravely serve our country today.
Remember to pause
Put a reminder in your calendar, switch your phone to Do Not Disturb, put aside that urgent report for just one minute, and remember.
Remember to wear a poppy
Poppies are the universal symbol of remembrance and a reminder of the human cost of war. It is traditional to wear a poppy to show that you acknowledge and honour the service of our veterans.
Remember to commemorate
If you cannot attend a commemorative event in person, you can watch a live stream of the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane’s ANZAC Square from 10:15am on 11 November
You can download a video or audio recording of a short commemorative service from 1 November. Or you can simply light a candle, recite The Ode and spend a minute in silent reflection.
You can also tune into live coverage of the 2021 Remembrance Day Ceremony from the Australian War Memorial on ABC TV and ABC iview from 10.45am AEST.
Remember to help
There are many veterans who need a hand. It might be something as simple as mowing their lawn, helping them do the grocery shopping, or just stopping by for a cuppa and a chat. Why not reach out to your local Sub Branch and see if you can help a veteran in your area?
For more information and find a Remembrance Day event near you, visit remembertoremember.com.au