Dear Editor,

 

At 11am this Friday the Nation will pause and observe Remembrance Day.

 

Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the moment the guns of the Western Front fell silent on 11 November 1918 at 11am.

 

World War One came at great cost to our Nation.ย  Of the 416,000 who enlisted, more than 60,000 never returned home.ย  It affected every community, large and small, across Australia.

 

After the Second World War, the Australian Government agreed to the United Kingdomโ€™s proposal to rename Armistice Day to Remembrance Day, to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars.

 

Remembrance Day now honours those who have fallen in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations since.

 

It is incredibly important to continue the tradition of pausing in remembrance of and respect for our fallen defence personnel.

 

This Friday, I will be wearing a red poppy to show they will never be forgotten, I encourage you to do the same.

 

Lest we forget.

 

Tony Pasin MP

Federal Member for Barker

Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport