In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below
– In Flanders Field (John McCrae)
Australia’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was movingly unveiled on the 75th anniversary of Remembrance Day in 1993.
Many people across the western world stop for a minute at the 11th hour of 11 November (marking the end of World War 1) to offer a thought to those who have lost their lives fighting wars, often in foreign lands far away. In Australia memorials in cities and small towns have wreaths laid.