Service and sacrifice remembered
11 November 2013
Remembrance Day ceremonies are being held around Australia and overseas marking the 95th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I.
The national Remembrance Day ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, honoured the service and sacrifice of Australians at war and in conflicts overseas.
The ceremony included a commemorative address by the Honourable Paul Keating to mark the 20th anniversary of the re-interment of the unknown Australian soldier in the Memorial’s Hall of Memory. As Prime Minister in 1993, Mr Keating delivered the eulogy for the unknown Australian soldier at the re-interment.
The names of two Australian soldiers who died in Afghanistan in the past 13 months––Corporal Scott James Smith, Special Operations Engineer Regiment and Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird MG, 2nd Commando Regiment––have also been added to the Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
More than 102,000 Australians have lost their lives in wars and conflicts over the past 100 years.