Lest we forget: Remembrance Day 2017

Ian Bushnell 13 November 2017

Thousands paid their respects on Saturday, 11 November at the Australian War Memorial to mark the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).

They observed a minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

The Remembrance Day National Ceremony included a formal wreathlaying and many high-level dignitaries and diplomats attended.

Australia’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon performed an official welcome for the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who delivered the commemorative address.

Wreaths were laid by the Governor-General, Senator Cormann, AWM Director Dr Brendan Nelson, ACT Senator Katy Gallagher, High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel plus a number of other dignitaries from around Australia and the world.

Local photographer Jack Mohr was on site to capture all the action.

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