This Remembrance Day we remember those ANZACs who served in partnership with the Kiriwinan people in WW2.

Thank you Diggers for building the Losuia airport strip, the most vital piece of infrastructure on Kiriwina, still in use today. Below image of diggers on Losuia airport strip during WW2.

11 November significance

Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November and marks the signing of the peace agreement between Germany and the Allies that ended the Great War of 1914-1918.

Featured image Kokoda Trail c/o the Australian War Memorial. Second World War Defining Moments, 1939–1945 | 2.4 What was the soldiers’ experience of the Kokoda Trail? | Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom | National Museum of Australia (nma.gov.au)

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the Kokoda Track campaign. Approximately 625 Australians were killed and more than 1,600 wounded in the four-month battle along the Kokoda Track in 1942.

As we mourn those who lost their lives during the war, we also mourn the recent tragic loss of life on Kiriwina with many innocent lives lost…

#caringforkiriwina #LestWeForget #RemembranceDay #mourning

Lest we forget.

Not forgotten nor forsaken

Are the lads no longer here;

I shall call-and you will waken

On this one day of the year

from Landing in the Dawn, John Sandes 1916
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