Locals are being encouraged to pause and reflect on those Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation this weekend, on Remembrance Day, November 11.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said Remembrance Day marked the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918.
“It is now a day for Australians to stop and reflect, with one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts,” Mr Chester said.
“More than 1.5 million Australians have served in defence of our nation and sadly, more than 102,000 have died.
“On Remembrance Day we remember lives cut short by war and reflect on how that has affected families, friends and communities.
“We also reflect on the men and women who continue to volunteer to join our defence force and are prepared to fight and die for our country and our values.”
Mr Chester encouraged local everyone in Gippsland to observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Saturday and to wear a red poppy to honour those who have served.”