11 November 2021
Today on Remembrance Day, Defence joins Australians across the nation to acknowledge, honour and remember the courage and sacrifice of those who have served our country and those who have given their life in service to our nation on military and peacekeeping operations.
Remembrance Day 2021 marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the Armistice between Allied forces and Germany on 11 November 1918, which ended the First World War.
The Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, attended the national Remembrance Day ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
“Each year on November 11, we pause to reflect on the legacy of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation,” General Campbell said.
“In commemorating those who have come before us, we honour their contribution to our defence force and continue to draw on their strength and spirit in challenging times.
“Lest we forget.”
More than 2,500 Australian Defence Force personnel are currently deployed on operations overseas and within Australia, actively protecting Australia as well as providing assistance to support the whole-of-government effort to address the impact of COVID-19. They will pause to commemorate Remembrance Day, where operations and restrictions allow.
Further information can be found at: https://www.defence.gov.au/events/remembrance-day
Media can access imagery of ADF personnel commemorating Remembrance Day at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20213250