What have we forgotten this Remembrance Day?

Today marks a very important day in our National History. It’s the day that marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War and a day when we are asked to remember those who have suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

But there are some things that we may have forgotten about the war and remembrance day and perhaps things we’d never heard of. For example, did you know people used to wear a white poppy to reflect a different belief on Remembrance Day?

Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies at Monash University spoke to Jennie Lenman to discuss this, along with other things we may have forgotten this Remembrance Day. 



Producer, Jennie Lenman

4 responses to “What have we forgotten this Remembrance Day?

  1. Great post. I learned a tremendous amount about the white poppy. This was such a joy to read and listen to. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you for your post. I was quite interested in Prof. Scales’ comments on ANZAC Day. I knew most of what he spoke, but it was refreshing to hear some of it again. I also did not know that the violet preceded the poppy as a sign of remembrance. Perhaps you would like to check out my remembrances of WWII at melanber,com under a posting Remembrance Day.
    Thank you for your post,

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