Remembrance Day is one of the most significant dates on our national calendar.
Despite COVID-19, this year’s commemorations will be no less impactful than any other.
Each year at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, our entire nation pauses for one minute’s silence to remember those who have died in wars, conflicts and peace operations; a fitting and solemn tribute to our fallen.
I encourage all residents of the Parkes electorate to come together on this special day, as we do every year, to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice of those who have given their lives so that we can live ours.
And I urge you to reach out to, and take the opportunity to thank our Second World War veterans, of which around 12,000 are still with us today.
Remembrance Day is especially significant, with our region having a deep and committed history of military service.
We will never forget those who have given their lives in the service of our nation. I am pleased that the Australian Government can help our local schools and community groups to remember by providing free resources for commemorating Remembrance Day 2020 in a dignified and respectful manner.
This mail out, which includes posters, educational activities, and other great resources that tell the story of our wartime history, is one way the Government is supporting the community to remember the service and sacrifice of the more than 102,000 Australians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation.
This year’s Remembrance Day posters feature Australians celebrating the declaration of peace at the end of the Second World War on the 15th of August 1945, as well as Royal Australian Air Force personnel receiving official news of Japan’s surrender on the same day.
Mail out resources are available for free download on the Anzac Portal or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Lest We Forget.