Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day March

Glen Innes High School attended the Remembrance Day march in Anzac Park, with students and teachers proudly being a part of the community to celebrate.

11 November is universally associated with the remembrance of those who died in the First World War. This conflict left between nine and thirteen million dead and as many as one-third of these with no grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.


At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years and became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.


In 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11th November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute of silence at 11 am on 1th1 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.


On 11 November at 11 am, we paused to remember all of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force who made the ultimate sacrifice.


We will remember them. Lest we forget.

11th Engineer Regiment with Glen Innes Sub-Branch Vice-President: Grant Durich, President: Gail Turnbull and Hon. Secretary: Elizabeth Kerry. The 11th Engineer Regiment from QLD joined us and formed the Catafalque Party for the Remembrance Day Service at Anzac Park, Glen Innes. 

Remembrance Day ceremony held at the school

For those students who couldn't attend the ceremony in town, we held a separate ceremony at school to commemorate those who fought and died for our country.