Remembrance Day is observed every year on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on this day in 1918.
It is an Australian tradition to wear a red poppy because poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I. Their bright red colour symbolises the blood spilled in the war.
Our school, like many others, assembles at the flag pole and children lay wreaths and flowers to commemorate people who have died during the two World Wars and other conflicts. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we then stand for a minute’s silence to reflect on the people who gave their lives for us.