Commemorating Remembrance Day Safely
On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who passed away protecting Australia. Remembrance Day, once called Armistice Day, commemorates the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts.
With many states and territories experiencing COVID-19 restrictions, our team is honouring Remembrance Day within our local areas to ensure the safety of others. For our clients, families, and community members we work with, there are many ways that you can also commemorate Remembrance Day, whether in the community or at home.
Looking to join a service?
The Australian War Memorial (AWM) service starts at 10:45am AEDT and will be available to view on ABC TV and livestreamed on Facebook. For more information on the service, you can visit the AWM website http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance-day.
Looking to host a service?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has also developed an online Remembrance Day kitbag to assist with commemorations. The Remembrance Day kitbag includes information on how to hold a commemorative service, including appropriate music, a speech for use at a service, a short history of Remembrance Day, and a suggested order of service for private/small groups. The kitbag can be downloaded here: https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/resources/remembrance-day-kitbag
As a nationally accredited provider of rehabilitation services to the military, Rehab Management has a strong track record and ties with military (both past and present) and civilian personnel. We also understand that this can be a difficult time for Veterans and their loved ones, so if you feel you need support, please reach out to any of the resources below:
- Triple zero (000) if you feel like you may hurt yourself or someone else
- Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046
- ADF Mental Health All-hours Support Line on 1800 628 036
- Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14