This is the final year of the Anzac Centenary (2015-2018). This Sunday 11 November, will mark an important milestone in Australia’s military history  as it will commemorate the centenary of the 1981 armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War.

There are many opportunities in Canberra to pay tribute to those who served in WW1 and all who have served and died for Australia with honour all war, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The Australian War Memorial will have a display of 62,00 hand-crafted poppies in its grounds. This program provides Australians with opportunities to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women during WW1. This hand crafted display is the creation of the 5,000 Poppies Project under the stewardship of Lynn Berry. The installation was designed by award-winning architect  Phillip Johnson.

The Australian War Memorial is also running an ‘Honour Their Spirit’ program with a host of events and programs across a five week period leading up to Remembrance Day, 11 November. There is also the ‘Armistice and After’ exhibition at the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre.

The Remembrance Day National Ceremony will be held on 11 November 10:30 am-12PM at the AWM; book free tickets via

Handmade poppies for remembrance day 2018


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