Aussie’s ‘faith restored’ on Remembrance Day after sweet act caught on security camera

An Aussie inadvertently captured a heartwarming moment on Remembrance Day through a security camera pointed at the driveway outside his house.

Every year, the Melbourne local says he displays a ‘lest we forget’ sign and an Australian flag outside his house on November 11th. But this Saturday, he was reviewing the footage on his Swann home security camera when he stumbled upon something moving.

A group of children are seen stopping before the sign to pay their respects — with one even giving it a salute. “Faith restored on Remembrance Day,” the poster shared on Reddit.

“I put a sign and flag out every Anzac Day and Remembrance Day,” they explained. “Just had a group of kids walk past, a few giving a salute... Just brilliant.”

The sweet driveway moment was captured on a home security camera. Source: Reddit
The sweet driveway moment was captured on a home security camera. Source: Reddit

"Good kids," hailed one poster over the sweet act.

An important day of remembrance

Remembrance Day is held every year on November 11 to commemorate those who died while serving in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Across Australia, and many other countries, people observe 1 minute's silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month because that's when the Armistice that ended fighting with Germany in World War 1 came into effect.

This year marks the 105-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

‘Red’ navy flag

In the image shared to Reddit, the poster is seen flying an Australian flag that has a red background instead of the traditional blue - signifying the merchant navy flag.

“Why the merchant navy flag?” asked one commenter.

“It's the flag the Anzacs fought under during the war years,” the poster explained.

According to the Australian National University, Australians were more familiar with the red ensign before 1954. It wasn’t until the Flag Act came into force that the blue ensign, which was previously used for federal government use, became ubiquitous.

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