Brisbane Pauses to Remember

KIMBERLEY MCCOSKER

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2014 at ANZAC Square, Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Kimberley McCosker

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2014 at ANZAC Square, Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Kimberley McCosker

Ninety-six years ago today, guns on the Western Front fell silent and World War I ended.

Around 1000 people gathered in Brisbane’s ANZAC Square to commemorate the anniversary on November 11 in a service attended by the President of the Returned Services League, the Governor of Queensland, Brisbane’s Lord Mayor and key representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Today’s event was a lead up to the 100th anniversary of Australia and New Zealand’s Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, which will be commemorated next April 25.

Remembrance Day next year is expected to draw even bigger crowds.

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