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Source: State of Tasmania Government

11 November 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier

Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we pause to remember those men and women who have served and sacrificed for their country.

Today marks 102 years since the end of World War One. It is the day the guns fell silent but their impact has resounded for generations. This war claimed the lives of 16 million people around the globe, including over 60,200 Australians and of the 15,000 Tasmanians enlisted, around one in five lost their lives.

Every Tasmanian family was touched by the tragedy of this war.

After the Second World War, Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in war.

Today, against the backdrop of a year where we have endured challenges, and lost more than 1.2 million lives across the world to an insidious disease, we come together.

Today we remember those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought, and died, for our freedom.

For those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to make Tasmania, and Australia the country that it is.

Wreath laying ceremonies are being held on Remembrance Day around Tasmania. All Tasmanians are encouraged to attend, wear a poppy in remembrance or take a moment’s silence at 11am to reflect and remember.

Lest we forget.