| November 09, 2016

Take a minute to remember

Victorians are encouraged to pay their respects to our past and present servicemen and women on Remembrance Day on Friday.

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP said November 11 was an important day to pause and remember.

“On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we observe one minute of silence,” Ms Kealy said.

“We pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations,” she said.

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914 – 1918). In later years this day took on even greater significance as a day to pay respect to all those who have served in wars, and particularly to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Emma Kealy MP said a number of local towns would hold local commemoration services.

“People can pay their respects at a service or by pausing at 11am, wherever they are,” Ms Kealy said.

“Victoria’s country communities have made immense contributions to war efforts for more than a century and suffered hardships and tragedy because of those contributions.

“It is important that we mark these sacrifices,” she said.

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