Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and
Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, is encouraging the
community to honour Remembrance Day and remember every Australian who has made
the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation.
“Remembrance Day on Friday November 11 marks 98 years since
the Armistice that ended the First World War,” Assistant Minister Andrews said.
“I encourage everyone to pause for one minute’s silence at 11am on Friday 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
“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.”
“Many organisations continue to work hard in our community to care for returned
veterans and families of those who did not return from a conflict. I encourage
everyone to support organisations such as the RSL, Legacy or Soldier On,”
Assistant Minister Andrews said.