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11th November marks the anniversary of the Armistice which brought an end to The Great War of 1914 - 1918. November is a significant month for the RSL and includes Remembrance Day commemorations and our Poppy Appeal.
Remembrance Day 2020 is Wednesday 11th November. This year commemorations in metropolitan and country areas are likely to be affected by Covid-19 regulations (check service details with local organisers). Traditionally the Adelaide service is held at the South Australian National War Memorial, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue. Due to the Covid-19 requirements which will apply in November a different format may be implemented with limited or no public attendance, this is regrettable but safety is an utmost concern. Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to commemorate personally from home, at work and at local war memorials. See below for a guide to conducting a Remembrance Day commemoration. Additional resources will be available on this page closer to Remembrance Day.
The Field of Remembrance features thousands of crosses planted in the lawns adjacent to Government House, Adelaide. The crosses are planted by veteran associations and school students.
The Poppy Appeal fundraises for the RSL to deliver services and assistance to veterans and their families. The appeal provides support for veterans and families Advocacy Services, DVA Claims Assistance, Wellbeing Assistance, RSL Employment Program.
In Adelaide we are grateful for the support of volunteers and serving personnel from the Australian Defence Force who collect for the Poppy Appeal. Donate securely to the Poppy Appeal.
We are very pleased to be working with the City of Adelaide who support our Remembrance Day Service and collections in city streets, when permitted. We also thank the sporting organisations who support the Poppy Appeal and everyone who supports the RSL and our Poppy Appeal during the year.
If you have a family member with Active Service in the Australian military you may be interested in adding their profile to the Virtual War Memorial Australia website
Guide for hosting a Home/School/Business Remembrance Commemoration
RSL SA offers this guide to conducting a personal remembrance service. It contains links to bugle calls and music to complement your words.
Introduction: Use your own words of reflection, name people you remember today, give gratitude for those who served and sacrificed, and to those still serving our nation.
Recite the Ode:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Minute of Silence
Recite: Lest We Forget
You may add prayers, hymns, readings and personal content to reflect your beliefs. Consider reciting the ANZAC Requiem. Bugle calls and music thanks to www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au
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