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Armistice Day to be remembered across Australia

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At 11am on the eleventh of November, Australians stop and remember for Armistice Day.

104 years ago today, the guns fell silent over the Western Front, ending World War One.

Over 324,000 Australians served in this bloody and brutal conflict. The battles of the Great War claimed the lives of almost 60,000 Australian soldiers and wounded more than 150,000 more.

Every year the country pauses to remember the sacrifices of more than 103,000 Australian men and women who have died serving the nation in various conflicts since 1885, and the many more who have been wounded, both physically and mentally, with ongoing ripples of loss and grief experienced by families and friends.

There will be events across the Northern Rivers and around the country today to commemorate Armistice Day. In Lismore there will be a wreath-laying at the Cenotaph outside the Memorial Baths starting at 10.30am.

NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns will lay a wreath at Martin Place. He said the country must remain committed to the duty we owe our veterans, to ensure they continue to receive the ongoing support they need.

Today on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Australians stop to remember and reflect. Lest we forget.


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