11/11/2016 11:10 AM AEDT | Updated 11/11/2016 11:47 AM AEDT

The Sydney Opera House Will Be Lit Up With Poppies For Remembrance Day

Lest we forget.

The Sydney Opera House will be covered in red poppies on Friday Night as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.

NSW Premier Mike Baird has been a great supporter of the initiative, which was proposed by Mascot RSL's President Paul Graham. The projections will start at 8pm on November 11, the day which marks the anniversary of the armistice at the end of the First World War.

Why do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day? They were the first flowers to grow on the battlefields of France and Belgium following the war and their vivid red colour is symbolic of sacrifice.

Read more about the history and significance of Remembrance Day.

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