Eight young Western Australians, who travelled to Belgium and France for the Centenary of Armistice last year, have shared their reflections in a short film commemorating Remembrance Day, 2019.
The Centenary of Armistice marked 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. The sacrifices and enduring impact that emanated, not just from the First World War but all other conflicts that followed, have shaped the lives of all Western Australians.
Visiting iconic sites on the Western Front, the tour allowed participants to gain an understanding of Australia’s time in war and conflicts, develop global citizenship and better understand the role of foreign relations between countries.
The reflections of the tour participants form part of the Remembrance Day short films screening at Yagan Square, the Perth Cultural Centre and the Northbridge Super Screen today. Watch the film below:
The world’s last surviving First World War veteran died in 2011. With the passing of the first wave of Australian veterans, our commemoration of Remembrance Day has subtly transitioned. The Department of Communities aims to lead a coordinated and collaborative approach, so that people across WA and across generations, are aware of, and engage with Remembrance Day.