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Centuries, Australians remember the Great War



Hundreds of years and many wars later, Australians will mark the end of what was supposed to be a "war to end all wars."

Veterans and their families will gather on Sunday across the country and around the world to mark the Day of Remembrance of a Minute of Silence.

Dear war heroes from different origins

Originally named the Armistice Day to mark the end of the Great War, it was changed after the Second World War to mark those who died in both wars.

"On November 11, 1918, at 11 am, Western Front Weapon was silent, and the most destructive war seen by the modern world was all over and countries all over the globe," said veteran Darren Chester this week.

Australia was not a very long time but 416,000 people were involved in that war, and 60,000 had never returned home.

"Over the course of the next century our nation has been invited to numerous times and tragically today more than 102,000 names were listed on the Roll of Honor in the Australian War Memorial," said Mr. Chester.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten will address the rush on a national monument of war that was originally built to mark those who died in the First World War.

It has been enlarged since then to adapt to monuments of other wars and gets another $ 500 million expansion to fit in even more.

Australia represents the Belgian city's replica of Menin's Lions Gate 100 years ago

From dawn to dusk on Sunday, the light will be projected from the Australian War Memorial to the parliamentary house, changing from white, pink and red.

In the tomb of an unknown soldier, there will also be evening vigil, marking 25 years since being laid for a vacation in Canberra.

In Victoria, the Labor Government and the coalition opposition will halt their pre-election campaign of respect.

General Governor Sir Peter Cosgrove will be in France, who will represent Australia at the Paris Arc de Triomphe.

He also visited units in the Middle East ahead of the Memorial Day.

"We as a people incredibly proud of you, instinctively proud of you, we do not hear enough of you, but that's because you do the job well," Sir Peter told them.


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