Remembrance day: Why Remember on 11 November

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the moment the guns fell silent on the Western Front after the bloodshed of World War I. Over the past century, this moment has been adopted across the globe as a time to remember those who served and sacrificed in all wars and conflicts.


Draw To Remember - a RSL Queensland initiative

Draw To Remember

Thousands of children across Queensland marked Remembrance Day in their own unique and colourful way. Equipped with coloured chalk and history lessons from RSL Sub Branch volunteers, they took to school pavements across the state, sketching vibrant, heart-warming murals paying tribute to our service people.

Read more about this activation and check out the pictures that have been submitted by schools.



Remembrance Day 2022 Gallery


Dan Keighran in East Timor

Courage Under Fire

His force outnumbered by 100 to 40, Corporal Daniel Keighran made a choice that would earn him the Victoria Cross for Australia. Read his Remembrance Day story.




Jenny Gregory

In Love And War

Sacrifice isn’t limited to those in uniform. Like many Defence partners, Jenny Gregory – now President of Australian War Widows QLD – faced fear, loneliness and even danger during her husband’s service.



Warwick Cuddle Bed RSL Queensland

The Power Of A Hug

As RAAF veteran Belinda fought her final battle with cancer, a cuddle bed let Bruce embrace her one last time. Now Bruce is on a mission to secure cuddle beds for every regional hospital in Australia.



Poppy on Remembrance Day

Poppies: A symbol of Remembrance

From a poem written in the trenches to the pins worn to honour the fallen, the poppy has spread across the world as an indelible symbol of the human cost of war and is worn on lapels each 11 November. 


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