As we remember….

As an Australian, we can each stand proud, for the tradition of a moment of silence, was first suggested by an Australian.

Edward George Honey (18th September 1885 – 25th August, 1922) was an Australian journalist, living in London who first suggests the idea of a moment of silence in a letter to a London newspaper in May 1919.

The idea was originally two minutes of silence “..the first minute of silence to indicate gratitude for those who had returned alive, the second to remember the fallen”

Lest we forget

The Australian government officially credits him with being the originator of the tradition, however it is not known whether Honey was aware that the practice had started in Cape Town, in May 1918.

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