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The Chidlow RSL is organising a Remembrance Day service.

Remembrance Day service in Chidlow

REMEMBRANCE DAY will be commemorated on Sunday, November 11 at the Chidlow Village Green.

The Chidlow RSL is organising the event with arrival on the green at 10.45am.

Chidlow RSL president Ian Johnstone said the fighting during World War I ended after an armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918. 

They signed the armistice shortly after 5am that day, to take effect from 11am.

An armistice is an agreement to stop fighting, to enable peace negotiations to take place, but it is not an agreement to surrender and end the war.

Although the eventual agreement to end World War I was signed much later – on 28 June 1919 – the war had effectively ended when fighting formally ceased at 11am on 11/11/1918 under the armistice.

Each anniversary of November 11, 1918 was at first was called Armistice Day and was acknowledged as a day to remember the service men and women who had been killed during World War I.

After World War II, the day was generally called Remembrance Day instead, to recognise that people would wish to remember service men and women who had died in all wars.

Some people in some countries still call the day Armistice Day, some also call it Poppy Day and in the USA it is called Veterans Day. 

Some countries change the date each year from November 11 to the date of the nearest Sunday and some make the day a public holiday.

In Australia the day is now called Remembrance Day only, it is always commemorated on November 11 and it is not a public holiday.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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