| November 09, 2017
Remembrance Day 2017
Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum is encouraging the local community to attend a local Remembrance Day commemoration service on 11 November.
Mr Drum said Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the Australians 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 is now a day for Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11am in memory of those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts,” Mr Drum said.
“More than 1.5 million Australians have served in defence of our nation and values, in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions — sadly, more than 102,000 have died.
“I am encouraging everyone to purchase a poppy to support the organisations that help our returned service men and women,” Mr Drum said.
“On Remembrance Day we stop and think about the lives cut short by war and how that has affected families, friends and communities.
“We 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.
Mr Drum will be attending the wreath laying ceremony at the Shepparton Cenotaph at 10:30am Saturday 11 November.