Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has thanked the community for attending and paying their respects at local Remembrance Day services commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice.
Today marks a significant milestone in Australia’s military history – 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Of the 416,000 Australians who enlisted for service in the Great War, more than 60,000 tragically lost their lives.
To mark the historic occasion, Mr Keenan attended the North Beach RSL’s Remembrance Day service and said it was encouraging to see so many residents honouring the Anzac legacy.
“In this final year of Anzac Centenary, it’s incredibly important to instil an ongoing sense of remembrance and respect for all those who have served and sacrificed for our country,” Mr Keenan said.
“Keeping their memory alive will ensure future generations understand the profound impact of war on our country and on local communities.”
Over the course of our history, nearly two million men and women have served the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.
More than 102,000 names are today listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
Please take a moment this Remembrance Day to reflect on and thank those who have contributed and sacrificed so much for our great country.