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 2021 was Thursday 11th November and commemorations in metropolitan and country areas were still conducted under SA Covid-19 requirements .
2021 Adelaide Commemoration
The Adelaide Remembrance Day service was conducted with a predominantly veterans audience attending, as requested to assist with Covid-19 management requirements.
Details were not made public, with the intent to ensure that attendance by veterans received priority. Family members and the public were asked to consider attending metropolitan commemorations or remember and reflect at home. RSL SA thanks the public for their understanding and compliance.
View the Service Program
RSL thanks the City of Adelaide, SA Police, Australian Defence Force, SA Government, St John Ambulance and supporting organisations for the assistance they provide to Remembrance Day commemorations.
Guide for conducting a Home/School/Business Service
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.
Play The Last Post
Minute of Silence
Recite: Lest We Forget
Conclusion: You may add prayers, hymns, readings and personal content to reflect your beliefs. Consider reciting the Requiem. Bugle calls and music are thanks to www.anzacportal.dva.gov.a
The Poppy Appeal fundraises for the RSL to deliver services and assistance to veterans and their families. The appeal provides support for Advocacy Services and Wellbeing Assistance programs'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 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