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Remembrance Day 11/11/2010 ROMSEY Cenotaph

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

On 11 November 1918 at 11 am the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This year, 2010, marks the 92nd Anniversary of the Armistice.

Members of the Romsey RSL under President John Lynch held a short ceremony at the Romsey Cenotaph at 11 am with the last post played and the lowering and raising of the Australian flag. Tradition has it that after the one minute’s silence, flags are raised from half mast to the masthead as the Rouse is sounded.

You can listen to an MP3 file playing the Rouse. Go to: