Member for Farrer Sussan Ley and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Stuart Robert are encouraging Farrer residents to pay their respects on Remembrance Day this week.
Every year at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Australians pause to remember all those who have died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.
On Remembrance Day, we especially honour the more than 102,000 Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice and urge you to observe a minute’s silence on Wednesday morning.
You are also encouraged to attend a local commemorative ceremony and purchase a red poppy, part of the RSL’s fundraising to assist former and current members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
It was 97 years ago the Armistice ended the First World War, with all fighting ceasing at 11am on 11 November 1918.
This Remembrance Day, especially during the Anzac Centenary commemorative period of 2014–2018, we pay tribute to all those who have died or suffered serving our country over
the past century.
For details on locations of services in Farrer, please call Ms Ley’s office on 1300 303 203.
More information on the tradition of Remembrance Day is available at www.rslnsw.org.au