Thousands of Tasmanians gather to mark lives lost in battle

Written by on November 11, 2018

Today, Australia marked 100 years since the guns of the Western Front fell silent.

On this day in 1918, one century ago, the signing of the Amristice took place, bringing an end to World War One.

Services were held all across Tasmania today to commemorate the lives that were lost.

A large crowd gathered around the Hobart Cenotaph for the 2018 Remembrance Day Service.

Terry Roe, State President of RSL Tasmania says it’s also an important day for the younger generations.

“It’s very important we pass this message onto our younger students, so that when they grow up they can pass the legacy onto their children,” he says.

Premier Will Hodgman addressed those gathered at the Hobart Cenotaph, and spoke about the importance of a peaceful future.

“It’s very important we pass this message onto our younger students, so that when they grow up they can pass the legacy onto their children,” he says.

“World War I was great only for the scale of its ferocity and destruction”.

“More than 16 million people were killed, including 60,000 Australians and more than 3000 of them Tasmanian,” he continued.

More than 60 Remembrance Day services were held around the state to mark 100 years since Armistice Day, which is double the usual number.

It was a step back in time for those in the Hobart CBD today, with the “Sound of Peace” street parties replicated on Murray Street outside of St David’s Cathedral.

Photo by Mike Clark (Facebook)


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