Every year on Remembrance Day Australians pause their daily tasks to observe one minute’s silence at 11 am. This silence honours the memory of all who died or suffered in wars and armed conflicts.
The Flanders poppy is associated with Remembrance Day.
In 1915 Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem In Flanders fields at the second battle of Ypres. It is sometimes recited at Remembrance Day ceremonies.