Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson MP, has encouraged the local community to pause on Remembrance Day on 11 November and reflect on the Australian service personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation.
‘Remembrance Day marks the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918 and it is now a day for Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11 am in memory of those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts,” Ms Henderson said.
“More than 1.5 million Australians have served in defence of our nation and values in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping — sadly, more than 102,000 have died.
“On Remembrance Day, we stop and think about the lives cut short by war and how that has affected families, friends and communities.
We also reflect on the men and women who volunteer to join our defence force and are prepared to fight and die for our country and our values.
“There will be many services being held throughout local communities in Corangamite to honour our Australian service men and women, past and present.
“Tomorrow I am attending the Remembrance Day service in Geelong and will be represented at various other services throughout the electorate.”
“I encourage everyone to attend a service, observe a minute’s silence at 11am and to wear a red poppy to honour those who have served,” Ms Henderson said.
11 November 2017