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Commemorating Remembrance Day in Wright

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Commemorating Remembrance Day in Wright

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz is encouraging all local residents to mark a significant milestone in Australia’s military history by commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War.

Scott Buchholz said from an Australian population of around 4.5 million, some 416,000 enlisted for service in the Great War, of whom more than 60,000 would never return.

“On 11 November 1918 at 11 am, the guns on the Western Front fell silent and the most destructive war the modern world had seen was all but over and countries around the world celebrated,” Mr Buchholz said.

“Australia’s contribution to these efforts and since has been significant, so it’s no surprise that almost everyone in our community knows someone who has served.

Mr Buchholz is encouraging the local community to participate in their local commemorative service on 11 November and observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the Australian men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Over the course of our history, almost two million men and women have worn with pride the uniforms of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force,” Mr Buchholz said.

“Tragically, more than 102,000 names are today listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour and it is important we remember their service and sacrifice.

“It is also incredibly important to instil an ongoing sense of remembrance and respect in future generations of Australians so our Defence Force personnel know their sacrifices are honoured, now and into the future.”

In this final year of the Anzac Centenary, it is important to pay tribute to those who served in the First World War and all who have served and died for Australia with honour in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

ENDS


Beaudesert

From 10:40 AM

Memorial Garden, Palm Gardens

 

Boonah

From 10:50 AM

Memorial Park

 

Canungra

From 10:45 AM

DJ Smith Park

 

Forestdale

Wat Thai Temple

Starts at 10:00am

 

Gatton

From 10:35 AM

Weeping Mothers Memorial, Littleton Park

 

Greenbank/ Hillcrest

From 10:55 AM

Greenbank RSL Services Club

 

Helidon

From 10:45 AM

Helidon Cenotaph

 

Jimboomba

From 10:30 AM

WWI Cenotaph (In front of the Jimboomba Library)

 

Kalbar

From 10:45 AM

Engelsburg Park

 

Kooralbyn

From 10:30 AM

Kooralbyn Community Centre Hall

 

Laidley

From 10:45 AM

Cenotaph Memorial

 

Logan Village

From 10:30 AM

Memorial Village Green

 

Ma Ma Creek

From 10:30 AM

Ma Ma Creek Cemetery

 

Mudgeeraba

From 10:45 AM

Elsie Laver Park (Next to Mudgeeraba Police station)

 

Nerang

From 10:30 AM

Nerang Cenotaph

 

North Tamborine

From 10:45 AM

Circle of Remembrance

 

Peak Crossing

From 10:30 AM

Peak Mountain View Park (Opposite Peak Crossing State School)

 

Rathdowney

From 10:50 AM

Rathdowney Memorial Gates


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Beaudesert Electorate Office
21 William Street, Beaudesert QLD 4285
Phone: (07) 5541 0150
Fax: (07) 5541 4150
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