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Remembrance Day ceremonies
(See our other pages for speeches, poems and music)


Remembrance Day ceremonies



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     ●  Speeches
     ●  Poems
     ●  Music

Remembrance Day ceremony outline
[pdf file, 167K] (DVA)

Remembrance Day ceremony outline [pdf file, 167K] (Department of Veterans' Affairs)
Covers the flag protocol (lowering the flag to half mast), catafalque party (guard of four service personnel used in a formal ceremony), hymn, prayer/reading/poem, commemorative address, wreath/poppy laying, the Ode, the Last Post, Minute's Silence, the Rouse, the National Anthem.

Order of Service: Outline for a Commemorative Event (Department of Veterans' Affairs)
Includes details of elements of the ceremony, in particular the catafalque party, the introduction, list of hymns, prayers and poems with links to words, advice on the address with links to "further inspiration", wreath and poppy laying procedure, the Ode of Remembrance, the Last Post, information about the Silence, the Rouse.

Conduct a Remembrance Day Service [pdf] (
Outline of a very simple Remembrance Day service, suitable especially for an office or home situation.

Anzac Day Kit ( New
A kit to support schools presenting Remembrance Day and Anzac Day ceremonies, based on the use of two contemporary songs, is available for purchase from Dogmatic Music. To listen to the songs, see our Modern song alternatives section and choose Lest We Forget and Australia Remembers.
School assembly ideas School assembly ideas for Remembrance Day

Here are some ways to enhance school Remembrance Day ceremonies (run using the steps outlined in the above section):

display a large image, such a poppy, either as a large coloured printout of a poster or as a projected electronic image
present an electronic slide show of images of poppies, soldiers, local monuments, etc. while students are arriving and leaving
play a song video
include a display of wreaths made by students, either made of real flowers and greenery or as the result of a craft activity
display the image of a local monument that lists the names of fallen soldiers, and have students provide a report on recognised names that it lists
read an extract of a letter from a soldier or a diary entry by a soldier
have a student read a poem
invite a local current or retired soldier to speak
choose a theme, such as the effect of a soldier's death on the family, the suffering of permanent injuries by soldiers, the reconciliation of former enemy countries through trade, the use of poems and letters written by soldiers themselves

More information:
Remembrance Day Assembly Ideas (

Music and songs
Music and songs:

For our list of bugle calls, anthems, hymns and modern song alternatives, see:

Music for Remembrance Day ceremonies

MORE... See our other pages related to ceremonies:

     ● Remembrance Day speeches
     ● Remembrance Day poems and
     ● Remembrance Day music

See also:

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day lesson materials

Anzac Day ceremonies

Memorials and Rolls

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