Early on the morning of 11 November 1918, two delegations boarded a railway carriage in the forest at Compiègne in France to sign the Armistice of World War One, the Armistice that was meant to end the ‘War to End All Wars’.
One hundred years later, on 11 November 2018, Tasmania will join the nation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War One Armistice, a formal agreement that led to the end of the fighting in the Great War, and the start of the recovering, rebuilding and remembrance on the home front.
While we will stop to remember the Centenary of the First World War Armistice, we must also acknowledge its evolution into what we now know as Remembrance Day.
Tasmanians across the state are encouraged to participate in this significant occasion for our nation. Not only is it the Centenary of the Signing of the World War One Armistice, but it also marks the end of the five year Centenary of ANZAC commemorations (2014-2018).
To mark the Armistice Centenary, a number or events and activities are planned around the State in the lead up to and on Remembrance Day 2018. To find an event or activity near you visit the official calendar of events.
The RSL has produced a list of Remembrance Day Services (MS Word, 15.76KB)
Are you holding a community event to commemorate the Armistice Centenary? If so, we encourage you to register your event so that we can promote it on the official calendar of events, official Tasmania Centenary Facebook page and our newsletter.
A century on, and there are still so many untold stories. Especially of those who returned from the battlefields but had to suffer with the ongoing effects of the war, and their families. If you would like to ensure your loved one’s legacy lives on, submit a story or photographs for sharing on our website.
To recognise the significance of the Armistice Centenary and to ensure Tasmanians can recognise Armistice related events and activities with ease, a nation Armistice Centenary logo has been developed for use by Local councils, ex-service organisations, veteran support groups and community organisations. Commercial organisations are also able to apply for its use.
Read more about Branding and the guidelines.