Armistice Day (otherwise called Remembrance Day) marks the anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year on the 11th of November, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts and appreciation of their sacrifice.
Armistice Day will be commemorated on Saturday 11 November, 2023.
AMIENS LEGACY CENTRE
Armistice Day is the main day of commemoration for the Amiens History Association.
This committee exists to not only honour the memory of the men and women from the Granite Belt who served in WWI and never came home, but also to commemorate those who did return and participated in the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme.
See the Events page for further details of commemoration ceremonies held on Armistice Day at the Amiens Legacy Centre.
POPPY SERVICE AT ST DENYS ANGLICAN CHURCH
St Denys Anglican Church is a small timber church, built in 1923 to serve the returned soldiers and their families who were participating in the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme. The church has survived many long years servicing the community of Amiens and beyond.
Maintenance of the church has been undertaken by volunteer groups where many of the members are descendants of the original soldier settlers. Currently the church does not have a resident priest, but is serviced as part of the Anglican parish of Stanthorpe.
On the third Sunday in November each year, to coincide with Armistice Day, the congregation commemorates the strong connection with France, by holding a Poppy Month Commemoration Service.