Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, is pleased to announce Territory schools will soon be receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice.
“Today we know 11 November as Remembrance Day, but its origins started 100 years ago when the Armistice ending the fighting during the First World War was signed,” Senator Scullion said.
“It was known as Armistice Day until after the Second World War when it was renamed Remembrance Day. Educating our next generation on the origins and significance of Remembrance Day, including observing a minute’s silence at 11 am, is vitally important.”
Every year, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs produce an educational pack that is used in schools right throughout the country to promote the observance of Remembrance Day.
“The 2018 Remembrance Day posters feature four portraits of men and women who served during the Gallipoli campaign. The portraits were created by combining one hundred portraits of men and women who have served in the three services of the ADF over the past century,” Senator Scullion said.
“I encourage all schools, students and communities to get involved Remembrance Day commemorations, marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice, to remember all those who have suffered or died serving our nation in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over a Century of Service.”
Schools will begin to receive the educational kit in September, with resources available to download on The Anzac Portal.