上周澳大利亚时间11 月 11 日上午的 11 点，澳洲举行默哀仪式。 此举为了纪念那些为澳洲在战场上捨身取义牺牲的烈士们。
澳大利亚和英国以及许多国家一样，都是在 11月11日的上午 11点举行默哀。 因为也正是在1918 年的那一天裡我们的世界为第一次世界大战画下一个休止符。
Australia remembers those who died in war
Last week, Australians paused at 11am on 11th November, to remember Australian service men and service women who have died in military conflict on behalf of our nation.
Australia, like Britain and many other countries, pauses at that time because it was at 11am on 11th November 1918 that the armistice commenced that marked the end of fighting in World War 1.
The red poppy is the symbol of this remembrance, because red poppies grew in the fields of Flanders where so many soldiers of World War I died and were buried.
The terrible events in Paris over the weekend show that Australia and the rest of the civilized world still have enemies, so we also remember those Australians who are serving today in our army, navy or air force to help defend us from barbarism.