Australian War Memorial: What does Remembrance Day mean?
Have you ever gathered for Remembrance Day at 11am on the 11th of November? Why do people come together for a ceremony at this time and date? Why do some people wear poppies, yet others wear wattle or rosemary? Find out about the history of Armistice Day, and some of the special events that have taken place at the Australian War Memorial on Remembrance Day since the building opened in 1941. Explore symbols of remembrance, and the stories of men and women who have served for Australia.
We encourage teachers and students to email us photographs demonstrating how their schools have commemorated Remembrance Day in the past. We would love to share these in the webinar, so please ensure any identifiable students have the appropriate media release permissions.
We also welcome any questions that your students may have about Remembrance Day prior to the webinar, as educators will endeavour to answer these during the program.
Please email photographs and questions to [email protected]
Please note, the Zoom room has a maximum capacity of 10,000 participants. Additional participants will be directed to a YouTube live link. Each platform will allow students to view the same program, but the poll and question and answer functions are unavailable via YouTube.
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Requirements for this excursion
Attendees will need reliable internet connection to join Zoom and a device.
Participants will receive a Zoom link once their booking has been processed. This link will also be made available on the DART website from 10 November.
10,000 participants will be able to access the Zoom room. Additional participants will be directed to a YouTube live link. Each platform will allow students to view the same program, but please note that poll and question and answer functions are unavailable via YouTube.
We encourage schools to send their questions and photos of their Remembrance Day activities in advance to [email protected] . Presenters may share these during the webinar, so please ensure any identifiable students have the appropriate media release permissions.
Testing and Support
If you would like to test your connection prior to the virtual event, please head to:
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Name: Australian War Memorial Education team
Email: [email protected]
The program runs for 45 minutes. Students and teachers may like to stay connected for an additional 15 minutes, for a question and answer session. Alternatively, staff would be happy to take questions before and after the program, at [email protected]
Terms and Conditions
Virtual excursions cannot be recorded for distribution.
In the event of technical difficulties which may impact the quality of the program, the Memorial reserves the right to stop the virtual excursion. While all efforts will be made to reschedule, a new program time cannot be guaranteed.