80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal
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|80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal|
Medal and ribbon
|Awarded by Australia|
|Eligibility||Surviving World War I veterans|
|Awarded for||The 80th anniversary of the Armistice|
|Established||27 January 1999|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||National Police Service Medal|
|Next (lower)||Australian Sports Medal|
The 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal was a commemorative medal made to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Armistice marking the end of World War I. It is the first commemorative medal in the Australian Honours System.
- The 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal is a nickel-silver medal ensigned with the Crown of King George V (sovereign at the time of World War I). The obverse has a raised central replica of the Bullecourt Digger. The words 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal are on the perimeter of the medal.
- The reverse of the medal shows the Federation Star over the central inscription 'Lest We Forget' surrounded by two sprays of golden wattle that cross at the base.
- The medal ribbon has a central black stripe flanked by red and black stripes. Red and black are the colours of the Flanders poppy worn as a mark of respect on Remembrance Day.
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