Date(s) – 11/11/2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Amiens Legacy Centre
Cnr Amiens Rd and Goldfields Rds
Amiens, Qld, 4380
There will be a re-enactment of the first signing of the Armistice in 1918 by the Amiens State School children and the official opening of The Amiens Legacy Centre which will preserve all the history of the Pikedale Soldier Settlement from 1920 until its closure.
More than 60,000 Australians died during World War I.
People traditionally wear red poppy pins on their jackets and hats in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
The remembrance poppy was inspired by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem written in 1915 In Flanders Fields.
His poem describes the poppies growing in the churned* soil of the battlefields of Europe.
They are now used as a symbol to remember soldiers killed at war and pins are sold to raise money for returned soldiers. They are also sold and worn on Anzac Day.
Wreaths will be laid at the Remembrance Day National Ceremony in Canberra and other cities and towns will hold their own services.
Ceremonies are a chance for returned service people, their friends and family and the general public to reflect on war and thank those who gave their lives for the country.
The Last Post bugle call will be played at ceremonies. The Last Post was played during the war to signal that the night sentries were alert at their posts and gave one last warning to the other soldiers.
The tune was eventually incorporated into funeral and memorial services as a final farewell, and symbolises the duty of the dead is over and they can rest in peace.