Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has encouraged the local community to pause on Remembrance Day (Saturday, November 11) at 11am and reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation.
“I would like to encourage McMillan residents to pause tomorrow, on Remembrance Day, and reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation,” Mr Broadbent said.
“Remembrance Day marks the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918 and is now a day to remember those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
“More than 1.5 million Australians have served in defence of our nation and values in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping — sadly, more than 102,000 have died.
“On Remembrance Day we stop and think about the lives cut short by war and how that has affected families, friends and communities.
“We also 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.
“Lest we forget.”