Remembrance Day 2016


Government Senator Ian Macdonald is encouraging all residents across the region to honour Remembrance Day and remember every Australian who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation.

 "Remembrance Day on November 11 marks 98 years since the Armistice that ended the First World War," Senator Macdonald said.

Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front, where more than 45,000 lost their lives and more than one-third of those have no known grave.

More than 102,000 Australians have died serving our country in all war and conflicts.

"I encourage everyone to pause for one minute’s silence at 11am tomorrow and to wear a red poppy in memory of our servicemen and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom in both World Wars and in all theatres of war and conflict.

 "On Remembrance Day we honour more than 102,000 Australians who have died serving our country.

 "It is important we keep their memory alive and educate the next generation about their service and sacrifice."

Senator Macdonald will attend the Remembrance Day service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, during a pause in Senate Committee hearings on Friday. 

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