At 1050 hrs on Wednesday November 11, the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting a ceremony at the Cenotaph to mark Remembrance Day.
At 11am on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In November the Germans, who were having heavy defeats inflicted upon them over the preceding four months, called for an armistice in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
Remembrance Day, which was originally called Armistice Day, commemorated the end of the hostilities for the Great War. The signing of the armistice occurred on November 11, 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Red poppies are worn on Remembrance Day to remember those who died during a war.
Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who have died as a result of war, particularly World War I.
All members and visitors of the community are invited to attend the Cenotaph to pay their respects.