Today is special for Australians, young and old, for many different reasons.
The custom across the British Empire of observing a minute’s silence on Remembrance Day is largely due to Australian soldier and journalist Edward George Honey.
A small unassuming plaque can be found near the Shrine of Remembrance in Birdwood Ave. Edward never returned to Australia and died in England in 1922. I particularly like the gum trees on his plaque as a reminder of home.
So proudly wear a poppy, and take a minute’s silence at 11 am, to remember all the Australian men and women who served our country in military conflicts.