Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan is encouraging the community to pause for a minute’s silence this Remembrance Day and reflect on the Australians who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
This Sunday will mark exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent on the western front, ending the First World War.
Mr Keenan said it is important to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our past and present defence personnel.
“More than 1.5 million Australians have served to protect our nation in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations – sadly, more than 102,000 haven’t come home,” Mr Keenan said.
“Remembrance Day is a reminder of the profound impact of war and how it has affected families, friends and communities.”
The Coalition has provided funding to community groups in Stirling, through the Centenary of the Armistice Grants Program, to help mark the historic occasion.
North Beach RSL received $12,000 for its commemorative service at Charles Riley Reserve, which is open to the public. The service will begin at 10.45am.
Sir General John Monash RSL received more than $5,000 to install a commemorative plaque and display case.
Balcatta Senior High School was also provided with more than $11,000 for a public art display later this week.
Other public events in the Stirling electorate commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice are as follows:
• Mount Lawley Service and Bugle Call: The Mount Lawley Cenotaph, corner of Queen and Clifton Crescents in Mount Lawley. Starts at 10.50am.
• Scarborough Service and Morning Tea: Scarborough RSL Memorial Garden, corner of Shearn Crescent and Millcrest Street in Doubleview. Starts at 10.40am.
• Nollamara Service and Afternoon Tea: Nollamara RSL, 68 Sylvia Street in Nollamara. Starts at 2pm.