On Wednesday 11th November we commemorated Remembrance Day at Albany Rise. Our Year 6 school leaders, led a whole school commemoration via WebEx.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11th November in Australia to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.
We would like to express our gratitude to our brave service men and women who have severed in wars and peace keeping missions over the years. These amazing people fought for us to have the Country we have and the freedoms we enjoy