Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is pleased to announce schools around the Flinders Electorate will soon be receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice.
“Australians around the country know 11 November as Remembrance Day, but not many know of its origin,” Minister Hunt said.
“100 years ago, The Armistice ending the fighting during the First World War was signed, signifying the end of one of the darkest chapters of our shared global history. It was known as Armistice Day until after the Second World War, when it was renamed Remembrance Day.”
“Educating our next generation on the origins and significance of Remembrance Day, including observing a minute’s silence at 11 am, is vitally important.”
Every year, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs produce an educational pack that is used in schools right throughout the country to promote the observance of Remembrance Day.
“The 2018 Remembrance Day posters will feature four portraits of men and women who served during the Gallipoli campaign. The portraits were created by combining one hundred portraits of men and women who have served in the three services of the ADF over the past century,” Minister Hunt said.
“I encourage all schools, students and communities to get involved Remembrance Day commemorations, marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice, to remember all those who have suffered or died our nation in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over a Century of Service.”
Schools will begin to receive the educational kit in September, with resources available to download on The Anzac Portal at anzacportal.dva.gov.au.