Member for Barker Tony Pasin has presented a 75th anniversary medallion to commemorate the 75th anniversary from the end of World War Two and Mr Bill Pomery’s service during that conflict.
Mr Pasin visited Mr Bill Pomery at his home in Naracoorte on Wednesday 9th June.
“This medallion and certificate is a way of thanking veterans of the largest global conflict of the 20th century” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Bill Pomery served in the Royal Australian Air Force 1943 to 1946 and is the oldest serving JP in Australia, having served over 70 years.
Mr Pomery has been a prominent figure in the Naracoorte community for many years and was awarded Naracoorte’s Citizen of the Year Award in 2009.
“Barker has a rich Second World War history and is proud to be the home to veterans from this remarkable generation of Australians like Bill who served our nation during the Second World War,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said that while more than one million Australian men and women served our Nation during the Second World War, incredibly, around 12,000 veterans survive to this day.
“Australia can never fully repay the debt we owe these amazing men and women but, to mark their service, the Federal Government has produced this Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration for the remaining living Second World War veterans.”
“I encourage all veterans, or the family members of living veterans on their behalf, to apply to receive a medallion and certificate as a special thank you from a grateful nation for all they have done.”
For more information on how to apply contact Tony Pasin at Tony.Pasin.MP@aph.gov.au or 08 8724 7730.