Also known as Armistice Day, November 11th commemorates the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the guns on the Western Front fell silent, marking the end of the First World War. This was formalised by the signing of the Armistice, an agreement made between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers to end all military operations and hostilities. Remembrance Day is recognised by Australia and other allied countries including New Zealand, Canada and the United States. It is a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the soldiers at war and is commonly facilitated by a minute of silence.
At Cultural Infusion, we believe that mutual understanding is an important stage of overcoming differences and achieving peace. Remembrance Day is emblematic of countries coming together and recognising that violence cannot be sustained.
This idea is relevant today as we are confronted with 21st century global conflicts, so it is important to remember that we are all bound by one common humanity and should strive for global harmony.