On and around 11 November each year, the Returned and Services League Australia (RSL) sells millions of red cloth poppies for Australians to pin on their lapels. Proceeds go to RSL welfare work.
The Dawn Service on ANZAC Day 25 April, has become a solemn Australian and New Zealand tradition. It remains a quiet dignified service and a period to reflect on the suffering and sacrifice experienced by servicemen in all wars.
At 11am on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.
The Last Post is one of a number of bugle calls in military tradition which mark the phases of the day. Where ‘Reveille' signaled the start of a soldier's day, the ‘Last Post' signaled its end.