Wow. The sails of the Sydney Opera House will be ablaze with poppies to honour the fallen for Remembrance Day. More than 60,000 Australians fell in World War One, with 156,000 wounded or taken prisoner. Share your plans to mark the moment the guns were silenced: 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, November 1918.
The above post was shared on the ANZAC Live Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/anzaclive and I think it is a beautiful photo and also a lovely tribute.
I believe very strongly in paying tribute to the fallen from so long ago, whilst also remembering our more recent fallen, as well as those who have come home changed forever and, as always, their loved ones.
So how about you share your plans to mark the moment the guns fell silent.
As you know I have been invited to be here in Perth when HMAS Perth comes home today. At 11am today (Perth time) I will be on board the ship and will spend one minute's silence in the company of the crew of HMAS Perth. What an absolute privilege.
Wherever you will be today, however you will spend it, please spend at least one minute in reflection.