Important Symbols2017-04-26T02:47:08+00:00

The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) uses several symbols.

RSL Badge

To learn more about the RSL badge design and how it has changed over the last 100 years please click here RSL Badge Symbolism.

RSL Motto

The RSL Motto is “The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance”. To read about the history behind the motto please click here The RSL Motto.

The Ode

The Ode is read at a variety of commemorative services and a copy is available here The Ode.

The Poppy

The poppy is used on Remembrance Day and the use of this flower as a symbol of remembrance goes back to 1915 to read more please click here History of the Poppy.

The Memorial Scroll and Dead Man’s Penny

The Memorial Scroll and Plaque were issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all allied service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques were made of bronze and were popularly known as the “Dead Man’s Penny”, because of the similarity in appearance to a penny coin. To see an image of the Scroll and Plaque and learn more about these items please follow this link

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