The Australian National Memorial at Villers Bretonneux commemorates all Australians who fought in France and Belgium during the Great War, and bears the names of more than 10,000 troops who have no known grave (Photo: Centenary News)

Armistice Centenary - Australian War Memorial events in Canberra

Posted on on 23 September 2018
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A display of 62,000 poppies, projections of First World War images, and a beam of light are among events announced by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to commemorate  the centenary of the Armistice.

The handcrafted poppies, representing Australian lives lost in WW1, will be exhibited in the Memorial’s grounds from October 5-November 11.

In the days leading up to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, images from the AWM’s collections will be screened onto the building.

Then on the evening of November 10, a beam of light will be directed towards the Australian Parliament House, symbolising the link between political freedoms and the sacrifice of those who’ve fought to defend them.

The AWM’s five-week commemorative programme for the Centenary of the Armistice culminates on November 11 with the National Ceremony of Remembrance. For details, see Honour Their Spirit, on the Australian War Memorial website.

Source: Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Images: Centenary News

Posted by: CN Editorial Team